How to Read The HOLY BIBLE in just 30 Days (-or- 30 Weeks) - Day 25 (Week 25)

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

Hello and welcome,

[ DAY 25 - Week 25 ]

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!

"In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil." (Hebrews 5:12-14 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.

"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
(2 Timothy 3:14-17 KJV)

Why should we be Scripturally Correct? (Instead of Politically Correct)

"But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3,4 KJV)

After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has."
(Job 42:7 NIV)

Listen to what the Bible also says concerning the following matter:


"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." (Revelation 22:18-19 KJV)

From this passage it is generally believed that the warning is not to add to, nor to subtract from, not just this book included in Revelation, but the entire Holy Bible as well. Thus the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation, is both concise and consistent with all the other 65 books of the Bible and it represents a real conclusion to God's Word, His divine inspiration, and therefore further writings and texts of inspiration are NOT necessary beyond the Holy Bible.

The HOLY BIBLE
The HOLY BIBLE

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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The Inspired WORD of GOD - This Lesson's Quote

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)

DAY 25 (Week 25) - 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: 121-125

SUMMARY - Psalms dealing with paise and rejoicing; all written by David as songs of ascents.

DAY 25 (Week 25) - Old Testament Scripture

Book of JOB: Chapters 1-27

SUMMARY - The trials of Job - Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

DAY 25 (Week 25) - New Testament Scripture

Book of PHILEMON.

SUMMARY - Paul’s letter to Philemon, Thanksgiving and Prayer, Paul’s Plea for his son Onesimus; prepare a guest room and final greetings.

Book of 1 TIMOTHY:
Chapters 1-6

SUMMARY - Timothy is charged to oppose false teachers, the Lord’s grace to Paul, the Charge to Timothy renewed; instructions on worship, the qualifications for Overseers and Deacons, reasons for Paul’s instructions, Widows, Elders and Slaves; false teachers and the love of money, final charge to Timothy.

Book of 2 TIMOTHY: Chapters 1-4

SUMMARY - An appeal for loyalty to Paul and the Gospel, examples of disloyalty and loyalty; the appeal renewed, dealing With false teachers, a final charge to Timothy, personal remarks and final greetings.

DAY 25 (Week 25) - Daily Wisdom

Book of PROVERBS: Chapter 25

SUMMARY - The wisdom of King Solomon as written: more Proverbs of Solomon.

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SCRIPTURE STUDY RESOURCE

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

BibleGateway.com

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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Texas Lady 6 years ago from Texas

Totally awesome hub. Thank you so much for sharing this! Looking forward to reading more of your hubs!


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

Thank you kind Lady from Texas! More material will be coming soon and may you always enjoy diving into the Lord's Words... with blessings, Rev. Ted


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no body 5 years ago from Rochester, New York

I think the amount of good Bible believing Christians (including pastors) that have never read the Bible from cover to cover. I was referred to a book when I was in Bible college called, "How To Read The Bible For All It's Worth." Basically, the message is that most people look at one principle or one story at a time. A few know that when they read a whole section or book that the perspective changes because a contextual perspective is reached. Fewer still realize that the Bible is ONE book and there are threads of truth that run from cover to cover. It is an amazing literary impossibility apart from God. It is astonishing as a proof to unbelievers of God's authorship. I myself set up a daily reading program. I added up all the chapters of the bible and found that I could finish the whole Bible in 4 months if I only read 10 chapters a day. I have been doing this for a while and have reaped blessings by the score.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

Well said "no body"... that is also another reason why I enjoy reading scripture as well. Everytime I go through it, I find another piece of wisdom I did not catch before. Also, it being the "living" Word, it speaks to us differently at different times, depending on what the Holy Spirit wishes to convey to us. It is tuly a miraculous book, and the more I read, the more I want to go back and read again.

May you continue to be blessed in your own readings!... Rev.Ted


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

I spend a couple hours each day in the Word. I read about seven chapters a day, usually out of maybe three Books I have going at a time. I read it out loud—the way it was meant to be read. I speak it.

Thank you for an outstanding series. It is very good.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia Author

Amen to that James... as the Word is always best when spoken. I guess I'd better also get the last (5) sections finished for this series if you're already here on #25. :)

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