As our family has turned the calender to a new year and we are beginning to commit to new goals for 2012 I began to think how now would be a perfect time to begin reading the bible through together with our two youngest boys. I would like to tell you that I am committing to reading the Bible each morning or evening but that would not be realistic and only create mommy guilt as we all know some days can get crazy and we are just happy if we get them tucked into bed on time. However that doesn’t mean we don’t set goals and begin accomplishing them as we place priority on each goal.
To begin accomplishing my goal of reading the bible through with my boys I decided I needed a schedule that would guide me in our daily readings – which chapters to read and how many to read. I found a simple schedule to follow that The Teaching Home Magazine created to print for free – it has the following features
- Start any month.
- Read 6 days a week (allows for church on Sunday).
- Read 4 weeks per month (24 days per month).
|Week 1 _______________|
|Gen. 1-4||Ps. 1||Matt. 1|
|Gen. 5-9||Prov. 1:1-7||Matt. 2|
|Gen. 10-14||Ps. 2||Matt. 3|
Column 1: Complete Bible (minus Psalms and Proverbs)
Column 2: Psalms and Proverbs
Column 3: Optional Second Reading of New Testament
These selections may be combined in different ways. For example:
You may want to do one or two family readings of Columns 1 and 2 and use Column 3 for private or school reading.
Alternatively, if you have very young children, you may want to do Columns 2 and 3 for your family reading and Column 1 for your private reading.
Get The Teaching Home’s complete Bible-reading schedule by clicking here. Then choose the months you want to print out from their site on the left hand column. You can also read more about reading through the bible on The Teaching Home Magazine website.