Welcome to Mondays @ Soul Survival. Each week I feature a book that I consider a valuable resource. This week’s selection is one that I love to recommend. It’s my personal choice as a daily Bible.
The MacArthur Daily Bible by John MacArthur.
If you’ve been reading my blog for any time at all, you probably know that I’m a firm believer in reading through the Bible on a regular basis.
So why am I talking about reading through the Bible in August? Why not December or January? Because for most of us as moms, we are geared to think of the “back to school” season as the beginning of a new year.
Whether you homeschool or are getting kids ready to go back to the classroom, you’re establishing new habits and routines. Why not start a new one personally?
For some of you, the idea of starting a daily Bible half way through seems foreign, but all of God’s Word is profitable. It doesn’t matter where you start. In fact, most of us read isolated passages all the time as part of sermons and Bible studies. And if you start now, by the time January 1 comes around you can have a well-established routine already in place.
What will happen if you make that commitment?
First, let me tell you what won’t happen:
- God won’t love you any more than He already does.
- It won’t be easy. Your flesh won’t like it at times and the devil will be sure you have plenty of distractions.
- You won’t instantly know everything the Bible has to say.
- You won’t necessarily become more spiritual.
What will happen:
- You will be tempted to give up, especially the first time you get behind.
- You will have to work at being consistent.
- You will have to give yourself some grace if you don’t do it perfectly. But, if you hang in there …
- You will get a broader understanding of God and His Word.
- You will fall in love with many of our spiritual ancestors and their stories.
- You will grow spiritually if you seek to apply what you are learning.
You can find you own plan to read through the Bible. There are many good ones available. Some cover the New Testament only. Some go through the entire Bible in two years instead of one.
Why I like The MacArthur Daily Bible:
- It breaks each day’s reading into four parts: Old Testament, Psalms, Proverbs, New Testament. So you don’t get bogged down in some of the more challenging sections.
- There is some commentary, but not too much.
- The fact that the readings are dated helps me stay on track.
- It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, fancy leather editions, and free online.
So if you have thought about trying a new Bible reading plan, why not consider a daily Bible?
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