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What are you reading in the Bible right now?


J. WRITES: I’m always encouraged to hear what other Christians are reading in Scripture for their devotions. So what are you reading? Are you using a read-the-Bible-in-a-year plan? Tell me about it.

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  • I’m currently reading Acts. Paul’s story is SO encouraging. I also read through the comic version recently too, that helped me envision it a little bit more:P

  • I’m reading through the New testament pulling out the commands on now we’re to live. Right now I’m almost done with 1 John.

    I think the biggest thing I’m seeing is how much we’re told to do as Disciples of Jesus Christ! And how different it is compared to the rest of the world. Countless times so far has it said “love one another” yes. That includes your enemies and those who hate you. It’s amazing how much instruction is packed in to the Bible on how christians are to live.

  • Well, I usually read the ‘Proverbs of the Day’ and then I’ll read some chapters in the New Testament. I like the Proverbs because they identify the small things that I need to fix in my life. The other thing is, that the verses are so straightforward as well. Take for instance Proverbs 3:5, It simply says “trust in the Lord.” The Proverbs give me the wisdom I need in an easy, yet confronting way. โ˜บ

    • I love how blunt the proverbs can be sometimes, “…He who hates correction is stupid.” Sometimes I need that straightforwardness for me to recognize those areas in my life that need correcting!

    • Yeah, Proverbs definitely lets you have a break from some other can-be-complicated passages. It even tells me to eat sugar! “Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.” Proverbs 24:13

  • I’m reading Philippines right now because my Pastor is teaching on it. In the past I’ve done the ‘read the Bible in a year plan’ and I really enjoyed it. My favorite was the chronological reading plan. It was really interesting to me to see in what order things happened.

  • Currently, I am reading through the Book of John. I also do the Our Daily Bread devotional and that takes me all over the Bible.

  • I just started studying Hebrews in my personal study time. I also listen to teachings and study along with those, so I’m in Ecclesiastes too. Oh, and my mom, younger brother, and I do devotions together on weekdays. We read the Our Daily Bread devotion and then one chapter from a certain book. Right now we’re in the Psalms.

    • Yeah, my Momma, and younger sister, and I, do devotions on weekdays too! We memorize scripture. We’re doing Psalm 139 currently! โ€ 

  • I am not in a particular book right now, but I just finished reading through Hebrews. I have been reading in Philippians, John or 1 John a lot lately. Philippians because I am working on memorizing it and have just spent a lot of time meditating on it. And then John and 1 John because I have been focusing a lot on abiding in God’s love and what that means and looks like to abide in his love. I also will often pick a Psalm to read each day.

  • I’m trying to read through the Bible in one year, so I’m currently in beginning 2 Corinthians and 1 Kings. I’m working my way through both Testaments at the same time lol.

  • I’m currently reading 1 Samuel and also I’m reading Mark with a friend and chatting about it. I tend just to chose books of the Bible to read but I have used Bible reading plans in the past.

  • I’ve been reading the book of Genesis. I also do a devo with my dad every night that goes through the book of Psalms. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • I’ve been trying to memorize Romans and it’s really helped me see the logic and tone of Paul’s writing. I’m probably just finishing chapter one but it’s really good!

  • I’m trying to read through the whole Bible. I finished the New Testament and now I’m trying to get through Joshua. I’ve still been reading more of the NT though.

    • have you tried doing both the NT and the OT at the same time? That’s how I’ve done it. A couple chapters of each every day. Then you get a much needed break from Leviticus ๐Ÿ™‚ and it isn’t so boring and mundane. More variety. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Haaahaa!! “Boring and mundane” Beautiful Vocab @ Liana Grace ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just beautiful! XD

      • I have a chart that tells you how to do that to get through it in a year. I dunno why I’ve never tried it. I don’t think it would last. I’m not consistent when it comes to reading the Bible or devotionals. I do good for a few days and then it’s like… And it was super hard to get through Leviticus!! Lol and Deuteronomy. But the NT just does more for me, ya know? I get more out of it. I enjoy the OT stories once in a while, but I’ve read them so many times. Like the story of David and Noah and all them. But I’ll try doing it both at the same time. Only a chapter at a time if need be!

        • Have you ever heard of the Bible reading plan for “shirkers and slackers” (that’s what they call it)? It gives you different sections of the Bible to read on different days of the week so even if you miss a day you are not “behind”–you just pick up where you left off in that section. You don’t have to read much per day–really, as much as you want to/have time to! And you don’t have to read Leviticus all at once. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here’s the basic idea:

          Sunday: Poetry (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, etc.)
          Monday: Pentateuch (Genesis to Deuteronomy)
          Tuesday: Old Testament history
          Wednesday: Old Testament history (because there is so much of it!)
          Thursday: Old Testament prophets
          Friday: New Testament history (the Gospels, Acts, Revelation)
          Saturday: New Testament epistles (letters)

          • Nope, never heard of it. I’ll Google it though, I’m sure it’ll probly come up. Sounds like an interesting way to go about it(: haha

        • I getcha! When I went through the Bible, I read entire books and couldn’t tell you what they were about when I was done with them. The New Testament definitely holds more truths for me too! Although, I really love the early Old Testament books. Joshua and Judges in particular.

          • I know!! I read stuff I’ve already read before but I won’t remember it at all. I sometimes have to keep re-reading something because my mind wanders, yet somehow I’m still reading(just not comprehending).

            I’m trying to read through OT in order so I don’t get confused about what I’ve read already, but I can’t wait to get to certain prophetic books like Daniel and Isaiah.

          • love Daniel! One of my favorite characters in the Bible. It’s insane how you can be reading and thinking about pink ponies at the same time ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Weeeelll, I’ve been going through Romans. Since January. I think I’m in chapter 8. :p Unfortunately, this area of my life needs some work right now. Obviously. I’ve been so crazy busy I hate to say it, but my devotion-time has taken a bit of a back seat. ๐Ÿ™
    My dad has a great read the Bible in a year plan. I can always share it…

  • I am currently studying Revelations. I am also doing a 365-day devo called “Devotions for the God Guy”. I am doing 2 devotionals for my church (one for my Sunday School and one for a class we have on Monday nights). And I am just about to start studying the book of Romans with a bunch of people. So exciting!!

  • I am not studying a particular book right now- a lot of my time spent with God is just opening up the Bible and seeing what’s there… But I read more in the New Testament and Psalms than anything else.

    The two passages I’ve done some thinking and studying on lately have been John 15 and Proverbs 3:5-6

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will lead your paths straight.

      • That is one of the first verses I memorized! I love that verse. My ‘life verse’ is Psalm 121:1-2. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hey Regan, I think thatโ€™s good that your open to reading whatever God brings up to you, but sometimes itโ€™s good to have a plan so weโ€™re not always reading the same things over and over again and get a look at all the precious books of his word.

      Just a thought.

      • I definetly can see the benefit and wisdom in reading certain books, I just haven’t yet. Thanks for the reminder, though. It’s something to think on.

  • I’m reading Ephesians and 1 Timothy right now since that’s what my Bible classes are doing. I did Ephesians last summer but it’s been interesting to find things that I didn’t notice last time! I hadn’t spent much time in 1 Timothy before, so it’s been good to dive into it. My bible class started in January and we’re just now starting to discuss chapter 3…. XD

    • Welcome to theReb, Emily! Psalms are great. . .especially praying through them. Iโ€™m glad you like poetry. I didnโ€™t know it was national poetry month. I should remember that next year, since I also love poetry.

  • I started seeing a lot of things in Ephesians about identity, which is something I’ve been struggling with, so currently, I’m almost finished with Ephesians. It’s a great book!! Tomorrow I’m going to start a study on Romans. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol. I’ve been icky. But these last couple of weeks have been a lot more calm than I expected, so I praise the Lord for that, prayers are incredible. ๐Ÿ™‚

        How are you? I’ve been praying for you!

          • Hmmmm. High school! Lol. I’m a wee bit behind so I am working on that. Not much other than that. I’m playing volleyball now.
            How about you?

          • Saaammmeeee. *cries because high school is awful even when you’re homeschooled* Haha. I’ve been a little behind too, so I’m in the same boat.
            Ooh! Do you like it?
            I’ve been trying to get back into running, and just get stuff done! (getting stuff done is soooo underrated.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Ikr? Algebra and science sucks. (Can I say that here? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ) I’m liking it! My coach is difficult but it is still fun. I have been getting back into running…ish. Idk how serious I’ll get ๐Ÿ™‚

          • YES YES YES!!! Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Biology, ALL OF IT!! *dies*
            Ah man, sometimes a difficult coach can be good for you tho, right?
            How are the mission trip savings coming?

          • Yeah. Science this year is the WORST!!! Well, he not just hard, he doesn’t know what he is doing. He is really condescending.
            Savings are going well! I have over 500 saved.

          • Ugh I hate science. Oh, bummer. :/
            Yay!! I’m so excited for you! So, you planning on going to Suriname this year or next?

          • Oh definitely this year.
            Maybe next year but probably not. I’ll be 16 so I’ll have a lot of opportunities.
            What about you?
            (And I’m impressed you remember I wanted to go there! I wouldn’t have. ๐Ÿ˜†)

  • I’m working through the M’Cheyne bible reading plan, because I saw that John Piper recommends and uses it. Right now I’m in Genesis, Nehemiah, Matthew, and Acts.

      • Yep, I don’t do very deep study with that so it just takes me about 30-40 minutes a day, then I do a more in-depth study of James on Mondays. ๐Ÿ˜› I like how I can read through different parts at one time, as opposed to like… being stuck in just Deuteronomy or Numbers for a long time!

        • I love the book of James! It’s one of my favorite books, along with 1 John. I had to memorize James for school a few years ago. It was definitely interesting focusing on studying and memorizing just 1 to 3 verses a day. I learned some very valuable lessons from that. Even though it did take me almost 3 years instead of the predicted 1 year…

          • Wow, three years! You must be very perseverant. I probably would have quit by then ๐Ÿ˜› I thought about memorizing James, but instead I decided to memorize various groups of verses. So far I’ve only memorized Isaiah 53:3-6 and Romans 5:6-11. This week I’m gonna work on either Philippians 2:5-11 or Romans 3:23-26

  • I’m learning to read the Bible in Kinyarwanda and Arabic, it’s so beautiful to learn God’s word in other languages. i have a notebook filled with verses and I say them over and over again to myself. Even though I can’t understand everything I’m saying yet, He fills me with His peace no matter what language I’m praying to Him in ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Last year I used a plan that took me through the Bible in a year, but I decided it was too stressful–sometimes I had 3-5 chapters a day. I’d rather read one chapter slowly. Right now I’m in 3 John and David, doing one chapter a day of each. If I have time, I read in my Spanish Bible. I’m memorizing James as well.

    • That’s really cool @Hailey! It is so good to actually focus on what you’re reading, and the content as well, rather than just rushing through hastily. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • At the moment, I am going through Philippians…my goal is to memorize it!
    So far, I have almost memorized all of Chapter 1…three left to work on ๐Ÿ™‚

  • At my school we have a Bible class. My 7th grade class is going through Revelation and the Chronicles. I really like learning about what’s going to happen when Jesus returns.

  • It is always interesting to learn what others are reading in the Bible. I am currently working my way through the Bible from beginning to end using “The Books of the Bible” by Zondervan. It is really interesting because this version leaves out the chapter and verse numbers, so it is has the format of a regular book. At the moment, I am reading about Abraham in Genesis. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I just got finished reading the book of Mark! I am also going through a devotional booklet called “3 Minute Devotions for Guys”. (And for the past few days I have been reading the chapter of Proverbs for the day.)

  • I don’t have a specific plan, but I’m trying to read at least 5 books a day, then go back and think about what I’ve read.

  • I have a yearly Bible reading program, that gives me an Old Testament Book that starts in Genesis. Then it gives me two book in the New Testament. I normally read Old Testament in the morning and New Testament at night and its pretty cool. I learn a lot of stuff.

  • I don’t have any reading plans that are in books or in apps, I am just reading. Currently I am reading all of the Psalms. I am trying to read them all before September, but I don’t know how well that will go.

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