The Open Secret to Actually Reading the Bible Regularly

bible reading plan

Read your Bible, pray every day, and you’ll grow, grow, grow. It’s practically the first catechism every evangelical child learns.

It’s a simple spiritual discipline, but it’s a difficult one to maintain in our busy, always-connected world. There have been times in my life when, by God’s grace, I submitted to that discipline with regularity. There have also been times at which I struggled to maintain it. “Struggle” is an evangelical euphemism for “I didn’t do it, but I never stopped feeling guilty for not doing it.”

New Year’s Resolutions don’t do it for me. I have found that I need to set up personal structures to undergird my Bible-reading intentions. I have to have a plan. That’s the open, obvious secret to regular Bible reading.

A plan for regular Bible reading

Announcing the 10-Day Bible Study Challenge. In just over a week, we’ll teach you how to

  • observe carefully what the Bible says;
  • interpret thoughtfully what the Bible means; and
  • apply obediently what God requires.

We’ll focus on Matthew 4 and the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. You’ll get an email in your inbox each day with a link to a video showing you how to study your Bible. Along the way you’ll see Logos Bible Software in action. Just follow along with the daily videos, and you’ll be on your way to building your daily Bible reading habit.

This is also a series of videos you could send to any Christian who needs help studying the Bible regularly. They don’t have to have Logos to benefit.

Click here to tell your Facebook friends about this free Bible study course.

We also have a 30-Day Bible Study Challenge for those who are ready to try a longer commitment. It dives deeper into Matthew 4 and spends much more time explaining how to use the tools in Logos. Over 20,000 people have taken up this longer challenge.

Get some help for your Bible study with a little structure. Learn more about the 10-Day Bible Study Challenge, or sign up below right now.








mark ward
Mark L. Ward, Jr. received his PhD from Bob Jones University in 2012; he now serves the church as a Logos Pro. He is the author of multiple high school Bible textbooks, including Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption.

Comments

  1. Mark-
    I’ve really appreciated the wide-ranging topics you write about on the Logos blog. After having several friends and family tell me about their struggles with regular Bible reading, I started a daily reading website a few weeks ago. If anyone is interested, take a look at danielstrom.org. It’s not for the scholar, but rather for the ordinary Christian who just cannot get a habit started.

    God bless you. Many of your writings have challenged my heart.

  2. Ove Johnsson says:

    I am currently reading Psalms in the Holman Christian Study Bible. Reading the Bible in the morning and trying to meditate and apply what I read has been a daily habit since I was saved at 7. I also feel that I am learning something new from the notes as well. The Study Bible I started to read was Ryrie Study Bible. It looks really worn out. My reading plan is to read Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The HCSB I started to read in the New Testament. I am also trying to keep up memorizing Scripture, especially Scripture references that clearly present the Gospel. I compare passages from different translations and decide what is the best translation.