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How to Read The HOLY BIBLE in just 30 Days (-or- 30 Weeks) - Day 1 (Week 1)
30-Day (or 30-Week) Crash Course in Scripture
Hello and welcome,
This is Rev.Ted. a humble servant of our Lord. I saw a message from HubPages® about their 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge, so I decided to use that opportunity to put out something beneficial by way of this 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 reading schedule).
Each page will cover the particular lesson and assignment for that part of the 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.
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. If so, simply follow the alternative 30-week reading schedule instead. 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 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 an 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 Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it."
(Psalm 68:11 KJV)
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!
The Inspired WORD of GOD - This Lesson's Quote
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
(Isaiah 55:11 KJV)
DAY 1 (Week 1) - 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.
SUMMARY - Psalms dealing with our faith and blessings including those written by David: Psalm 4 written for stringed instruments; Psalm 5 for flutes; and Psalm 3 which David wrote when he was forced to flee from his son Absalom.
DAY 1 (Week 1) - Old Testament Scripture
Book of GENESIS: Chapters 1-25
SUMMARY - Covering the beginning at creation, through Adam and Eve's fall from grace, their descendants and the line of Adam to Noah; coming of the Great Flood; God's covenant with Noah and his line through to the establishment of the first Antediluvian Nations; the Tower of Babel; Abram and Lot, a new covenant for the future generations established with Abram (Abraham); the three Angels, Lot's plea for mercy, destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; the birth of Issac, Abraham's supreme test; the death of Sarah, a wife for Issac in Rebekah; the death of Abraham; sons of Ishmael, Jacob and Esau.
DAY 1 (Week 1) - New Testament Scripture
Book of MATTHEW: Chapters 1-9
SUMMARY - Ancestrial genealogy of Jesus; the annunciation and birth of Jesus, the visit of the three Magi, the family's flight into Egypt; ministry of John the Baptist, indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of Jesus, the temptation of Jesus; calling of the first Disciples, early ministry and miracles of Jesus; Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes, heavenly virtures, comparisons and warnings; more miracles performed by Jesus, Jesus calms the storm; the Calling of Matthew; Jesus raises a dead girl, Jesus heals the blind and the mute.
DAY 1 (Week 1) - Daily Wisdom
Book of PROVERBS: Chapter 1
SUMMARY - The wisdom of King Solomon as written: Prologue and Exhortations to embrace Wisdom.
SCRIPTURE STUDY RESOURCE
For additional study and research materials, you can also use this great online scripture resource:
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.
Useful SCRIPTURE HubPages
- The Bible--Truth or Fiction?
- Knowing What You Believe In
- Study the Bible Effectively
- How to Read the Bible
- How to Learn the Bible
- 100 Verses for the Beginner
- Favorite Bible Verses
- Verses about Forgiveness
- Finding Emotional Peace
- Encouraging Bible Verses
- More Encouraging Verses
- Bible Verses for Courage
- Inspirational Bible Verses
- More Inspirational Verses
- Love Poems from the Bible
- God's Provision for Us