I read through the Bible Between November 2013 and March 2015 and posted daily reflections on what seemed most compelling to me in that day’s reading. You can find a daily Bible reading plan at https://www.backtothebible.org/reading-guide/15/12.
I learned important lessons. Reading straight through the Bible shows how God’s interactions with men changed from the occasional visit with a man like Abraham to his daily presence in the tabernacle among the children of Israel. I saw how the practices of the Old Testament law prepared the way for the new covenant of grace in Jesus Christ. I bumped into a number of difficult passages that we often overlook when we pick and choose what to study. I witnessed God’s unbelievable patience with the Israelites. I discovered the true nature of a covenant: continuing to care for the other party even when they fail to honor their agreement.
Now that I have completed the project, I am re-posting my devotions along with a weekly summary so that you can pursue your own one-year Bible reading plan. I appreciate your comments. Bob Dellinger, disciple of Jesus Christ, Southern Baptist, family physician, living and practicing in North Carolina.
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This a great project! I have encouraged our church members to do the same for years now. Wish you the best with your journey and desire to inspire others. Godspeed
Thanks for the encouragement. Reading daily is easy, but writing something each day is the hard part.
Hello Dr. Bob, I applaud your decision to daily read and reflect on God’s word. Psalm 1 tells us the value of making it a priority, but my own personal favorite is Isaiah 50:4-5. I know God will use you to speak a word to the weary as you open your mind and heart to Him.
We visited Asheville and Boone once and a shop owner referred to the area as ‘God’s country’. It was beautiful and the people were so warm and welcoming 😉
Thanks for the encouragement. About half way through. Reading is the easy part. Finding something compelling to say and then putting it into words is the hard and time-consuming part.
I signed up for the one year Bible reading plan that you have posted. I’m gonna do this. Thanks for the inspiration!
Great! Just keep going even in the parts we usually ignore and you will find nuggets of inspiration even there.
Hi Dr Bob, we may be late in joining but I am sure our many readers at ChristianBlessings will profit by this project. Could you please advise if we can post your daily devotions on ChristianBlessings from Jan 1 2015 and when you finish we will just roll back the calendar to where you started till we complete the Bible with you?
That would be great. Thank you!
I too am a great fan of the One Year Bible–I’ve had mine since 1996, and it really gives me the structure I need for getting into God’s Word.
It’s been a great experience for me as I’ve gone through it, recently completing the OT. This is the first time I’ve read completely through the Bible in many years.
What’s really cool, to me–is that each year I find I’ve retained a little more; so I’ll come to a story and say, “Oh, I know this one!” I was also given the One Year Chronological Bible last year. (I’m sort of a Bible collector….) By the way, I must confess that my daily reading had lapsed–so visiting your site today jerked me back on track, thank you! God bless.