How to Read The HOLY BIBLE in just 30 Days (-or- 30 Weeks) - Day 16 (Week 16)

30-Day (30-Week) Crash Course in Scripture

Hello and welcome,

[ DAY 16 - Week 16 ]

This is a continuation of the Scripture reading schedule, on how to cover the entire Word of God--The Holy Bible (both Old and New Testaments) in 30 days (or 30 Weeks - for a more relaxed alternative schedule). Each page will cover the particular lesson and assignment for that day's scheduled reading. The subject matter included on the page will also reflect a "cliff notes" style version of that topic and any highlights on those specific books and scripture verses.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY USING THIS STUDY GUIDE - JUST SKIP DOWN TO THE OUTLINE BELOW


You will not just be reading the Bible from the front cover to the back, but more of an overview that is a mixture of various books from the Old & New Testaments, Psalms & Proverbs, and to give you a good overall combination and variety of subject matter in the process. There will be no quizzes or tests. This is meant to be an enjoyable and enlightening experience, not a labor.

This is an intensive "crash course" designed for the serious student (and fast reader) as we stated above and it should only be attempted if you have enough spare time to dedicate yourself fully to such an endeavor. One well recommended approach (time permitting) would be 30 days of prayer and fasting accompanied by this complete immersion into the Word of God. You would be utterly surprised what can be revealed to you with such a dedicated effort. This format of study however, might be difficult within the time frame allotted. You should otherwise just proceed at your leisure and at a pace that is comfortable to you.

Why should we read the Bible? -- Look to the Bible itself for the answers!

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11 NIV)

I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
(Psalm 119:16 KJV)

Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
(Psalm 119:66-68 KJV)

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105 KJV)

Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

(Psalm 119:169 KJV)

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17 KJV)

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (II Timothy 2:15 NIV)

The more time that we are able to spend with the Word of God (The Holy Bible), the more that the Holy Spirit is able to move in us and through us, as He enables us, strengthens us, and fills us with His joy! Any undertaking involving a thorough study of the Word of God will be educational at its least and is bound to produce other enlightening results as well.

A Bible Concordance (Cross-Reference Thesaurus)
A Bible Concordance (Cross-Reference Thesaurus)

The Holy Bible can reveal many things if you merely seek them out.

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
(Matthew 7:6-8 KJV)

This format does not require you to use a specific version of scripture either. I will many times quote from the New International version just for its ease of speaking in the modern English language. I ALWAYS refer back to the original King James version as this is probably the most literally accurate of all the English translations.

If you have access to a concordance (Bible thesaurus) and even a Hebrew translation or interlinear copy (English/Greek/Hebrew) to follow along with, by all means "dig in". Enjoy the Word of God and study it at every level that suits you. If that means you cannot follow the schedule in these outlines then don't worry either, work at your own pace without a schedule or time table.

The main thing is to help you get involved in reading and understanding the "Living Word of God" (The Holy Bible) so that it may benefit you and have a real impact on your daily living. Just pray with it while reading and let the Holy Spirit guide you. -AMEN

I hope you find this a useful tool and study guide.
Enjoy and God bless!

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DAY 16 (Week 16) - Worship

Worship is always an important aspect of getting into a feeling of the Holy Spirit. Therefore we recommend reading your Psalm topics first as these are the original "songs of worship" dedicated to our Lord God.

PSALMS: 76-80

SUMMARY -  Psalms dealing with faith and praise; including those written for the directors of music as: Psalm 76, for stringed instruments, a psalm of Asaph; Psalm 77, a psalm of Asaph for Jeduthun; Psalm 78, written for a maskil (scholar) of Asaph; Psalm 79, a psalm of Asaph; and Psalm 80, a psalm of Asaph to the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant”.

DAY 16 (Week 16) - Old Testament Scripture

Song of Solomon: Songs 1-8

SUMMARY - Collectively together this is one song written as poetic allegory and is biblically considered the "Song of Songs" or the "Holy of Holies". The characters of the man and woman suggest a marriage as it moves from courtship to consummation and the verse is often interpreted as representing the relationship between God and His children (or the human soul), being as husband and wife. Christian theologians likewise note the allegory description of the relationship between Christ and the Church ("the bride") or as in the soul's relationship to Christ and God. It has also been suggested that the prose is a messianic text, in that the lover can be interpreted as the Messiah and representing the restoration of mankind to an Edenic state of paradise.

DAY 16 (Week 16) - New Testament Scripture

1st Epistle to the CORINTHIANS: Chapters 9-16

SUMMARY - Paul’s rights as an Apostle and use of freedom; the need for self-discipline, warnings from Israel's history, Idol Feasts vs. the Lord's Supper, Propriety in Worship; the Gifts of the Spirit, recounting the Resurrection of Christ, the Resurrection of the Dead, the Resurrection Body; collection for God's People, closing requests.

DAY 16 (Week 16) - Daily Wisdom

Book of PROVERBS: Chapter 16

SUMMARY - The wisdom of King Solomon as written: wisdom about which pleases and displeases the Lord.

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SCRIPTURE STUDY RESOURCE

For additional study and research materials, you can also use this great online scripture resource:

Bible Gateway

It has an excellent Bible search tool and cross reference, with the Bible being made available in many of the different printed verions and various languages.

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