When Psalm 1 paints its picture of the ideal life, the “blessed” life, right at its heart is a daily reflection on Scripture,
his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night. – Psalm 1:2
This isn’t supposed to make us feel guilty if that’s not how we feel about the Bible. It’s supposed to remind us that, in a multitude of ways, our life would be better if we felt this way about it. Our mental life would be much healthier if what we delighted in was the account of God’s love for humanity, our ambitions would be a lot more laudable if they reflected meditation on God’s wisdom rather than trying to obtain riches, or become famous.
But it isn’t easy. So how can we make this meditation a part of our days?
Having a plan is a good help and what we’re presenting are several plans for you to try because there’s no one way to do this. Each of us is different, and we need to find the way that works for us.
- Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s reading plan
- Straight through reading plan
- Chronological order reading plan
- Sometime reading plan
- The Navigators 5x5x5 New Testament reading plan
You can listen to a talk about Bible reading using these tools here.