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How to Read The HOLY BIBLE in just 30 Days (-or- 30 Weeks) - Day 12 (Week 12)

Updated on August 17, 2011

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

Hello and welcome,

[ DAY 12 - Week 12 ]

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.


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!

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.

The "TaNaKh" or complete Hebrew Bible
The "TaNaKh" or complete Hebrew 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!


DAY 12 (Week 12) - 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: 56-60

SUMMARY - Psalms written for the directors of music by David as: Psalm 56, to the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks”, when the Philistines had seized David in Gath; Psalm 57, to the tune of “Do Not Destroy”, a miktam of David when he had fled from Saul into the cave; Psalm 58, a miktam of David also to the tune of “Do Not Destroy”; Psalm 59, also to the tune of “Do Not Destroy”, a miktam of David when Saul sent men to watch David’s house in order to kill him; and Psalm 60, to the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant”, a miktam of David for teaching when he fought Naharaim and Zobah, and when Joab returned from striking down the twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

DAY 12 (Week 12) - Old Testament

Book of 2 SAMUEL: Chapters 1-24

SUMMARY - David Hears of Saul’s death, David’s Lament for Saul and Jonathan; David is anointed King over Judah, War Between the Houses of David and Saul, David becomes King over Israel, David Conquers Jerusalem; the Ark is brought to Jerusalem, God’s covenant with David; David’s victories and his officials; David and Mephibosheth; David defeats the Ammonites, David and Bathsheba; Amnon, Tamar and Absalom, Absalom kills Amnon and flees, Absalom returns to Jerusalem; the conspiracy of Absalom, David flees Jerusalem; the advice of Ahithophel and Hushai, Absalom’s death, David Mourns; David returns to Jerusalem; Sheba rebels against David; plagues in Israel and Judah; the Gibeonites are avenged, more wars against the Philistines; David’s Songs of Praise; the mighty warriors of David, David pays homage to the Lord and the plagues are stopped.

DAY 12 (Week 12) - New Testament Scripture

Book of ACTS: Chapters 6-14

SUMMARY - Choosing of seven more Disciples, Stephen is seized and brought him before the Sanhedrin, Stephen's speech, Stephen dragged away and stoned, the Church is persecuted and scattered; Philip's ministry in Samaria; the conversion of Saul, Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem; the Centurion Cornelius calls for Peter, Peter's vision, the Church in Antioch; James executed and Peter's miraculous escape from prison; an Angel strikes down Herod and he was eaten by worms; Barnabas and Saul go to Cyprus and then travel to other cities in Phyrgia (Asia Minor), their return to Antioch in Syria.

DAY 12 (Week 12) - Daily Wisdom

Book of PROVERBS: Chapter 12

SUMMARY - The wisdom of King Solomon as written: more about Virtuous living versus Sinful actions.



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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