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Loi13 The Vapors

Read the Bible
A question about this goal: How much of the bible should I read a day? June 27th, 2006 16:47

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As much as you prefer.

Well, as much as you can. :)

One common behavior is to do the “read the Bible in a year” thing, and there are any number of sites (and study Bibles) that have calendars for doing just that. If you haven’t read the entire Bible before, it’s probably worth your while to take this approach. On the other hand, for most people, there’s only so many times you need to read through censuses and genealogies, so a more targeted approach might be in order if you’re rereading.

A shorter answer might be: hard to go wrong with at least a chapter.

Aim for at least one chapter a day. You’ll probably find yourself wanting to read more most of the time, but a single chapter is a small enough chunk that even on days you don’t want to read you’ll be able to convince yourself to do it.

Loi13 The Vapors

Thanx everybody.

You can read 2-3 chapter or more if you can. But most important is you do not forget what you read. You may use this key to remember for each part:
-What is this subject on general view of Bible?
-What is God’s looking to this subject?
-How can I use it for my life?
-How can I use it to help people?
This makes the part you read more effective.
I did use this key and it works.

I only read a chapter a day, look for commentaries and life applications, I use the Life Application Bible Software and I’m really enjoying my quiet time with the Lord because not only is my mind being fed with information, but my soul is fed with truth that I know is relevant to me and useful in my everyday life.

God bless you!

how much you read can depend on how familier with the Bible you already are. someone who has been a Christian their entire life, grew up with the stories, went to church on a regular basis, can probably read more than someone who didn’t grow up that way … simply because they’ll understand more when they read it.

if you’re a recent Christian (maybe even converted from a different religion) and you’re NOT as familier with what’s inside the Bible, you might need to take it slower to make sure you understand what you read. read the same passages over and over if you need to.
something a pastor around here once said, “there will be enough parts that you DO understand to get you through the parts you DON’T understand. pretty soon, you’ll understand the parts you didn’t understand before!”

I am sorry to say that I have seen to many so called Christian that have gone to the institution or what you call church and have not ever picked up the bible. There hunger for the lord lacks and they except that going to church is enough to have a relationsip with Jesus.Dont be missled by Wolfs in Sheeps clothing. I Fellowship with believers on a daily basis, And study the word always. A Christian brother in Christ.

It depends on your goals. I personaly enjoy reading it after dinner on Friday or Saturday night. I then underline verses that impacted me or that I want to think about through out the week.

What ever method you choose, I strongly suggest using a site like this:

http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-summary.html

This site provides a quick summary of each book of the Bible. I have found this to be very helpful in finding the core message of each book.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Christopher

I read a chapter a day, mostly because that’s what http://ScriptureFeeds.com/ gives me.

I would set a reasonable pace based on what your goals are. If it is purely academic a faster pass will work. However, the Bible is much more complex for most people and requires though, interpretation, and application. A Chapter or more a day is an admirable pace. Some books like Judges can seem boring but it depends on you. I see lots of background for our current morals & legal system in the chapter. Other chapters are cracking good stories and you will find yourself blowing though them. Enjoy!

I would advise to use as few footnotes and outside analysis/commentary as possible. Your first time through the Bible should be your own and not rely on others telling you what to think. The next time you read the bible you can get everyone else’s opinion.

If you are reading the Bible as part of your spiritual journey give your “Spirit” time to learn from the bible on its own. Perhaps, the powers that be have a special message for you not found in other people comments. It’s like cooking a meal and having someone else salt it for you.

Blessings,

CloneZero

I’m a Christian that reads the bible Every sunday, the Lord’s Day.

You should read as much as you desire, There’s no minimum or limit of verses you should read. I think once you start reading you’ll begin to read on without knowing you’re doing so.

Good Luck,
Beauty

I have found no verse in the Bible which states it must be just “read” (at least in the Spanish translation), but it says you must study it, meditate on it, learn it by heart, etc. that is to say: God demands extra effort; the Bible is not a simple book, it is the Word of God where “you seem to find the eternal life”.
If you study just one verse daily, but you study it deeply, meditate on it, believe it with all your heart, memorize it, practise it, make it alive in your life, preach it… you will surely doing God’s will.
The word of God MUST be studied DAILY, that ’s God’s command.

Blessings

sirrobert

I like to read one story per day. I know that’s not a precise amount, and can be a little hard to plan out, but it is the best way, I think.

There are a couple of reasons for this: If your goal to read the Bible is to get your eyes to go over every word, then it’s a kind of meaningless goal. If, instead, your goal to read the bible is to understand and appreciate it (be able to know what it says, recount its contents, know the basic plot lines, etc—as you would with anything worth reading), then you should read it in a manner that facillitates understanding.

So, when you are reading Genesis, say, on the first day read the story of the creation and fall (that’s kind of “one story”). On the next day, read the story of Cain and Able. On the next day, read about the lineage of Adam (who lived how many years and had which kids when). Now, sometimes the stories can get a bit … “dry.” When that happens, just stick with it—you’ll get to a story soon! Also, when a family tree is given, whip out a notebook and pencil and draw the relationships! It makes it more interesting. When some building/structure is described or something (Noah’s ark, the temple, the statue in Daniel), sketch it as closely as you can to the description.

When you get to “teachings” such as those of Paul, think of each main point as a story. So, for example, you might read all of Romans 7 & 8 together on one day, but only a few verses from James on another day. Grab your notebook again and draw a flow-chart of the argument. Try to remember other flow-charts you drew out that might be related and check out how they work together.

Don’t be afraid to take the books out of order. I like to read them in chronological order, which means I do a search on the internet and find out when things seem to have been written. So one day, you might read a Psalm right in the middle of 2 Samuel, because that’s when David wrote it about what was going on in his life!

I hope this helps.

-Sir

Loi13 The Vapors

Thanks Sir Robert. That sounds like a good way of studying the bible. I think I’ll use my magna doodle as my notebook. (I love my magna doodle. :P)

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none, read a science book. If you want to be a better person, you don’t need to read about how to be one. Have some comman sense for god’s sake.

sh2master is time is mine is yours

none, read a science book. If you want to be a better person, you don’t need to read about how to be one. Have some comman sense for god’s sake.


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