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How to Read The HOLY BIBLE in just 30 Days (-or- 30 Weeks) - Day 22 (Week 22)
30-Day (30-Week) Crash Course in Scripture
Hello and welcome,
[ DAY 22 - Week 22 ]
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)
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.
"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word." (Psalm 119:9 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
"Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me."
(Psalm 119:133 KJV)
DAY 22 (Week 22) - 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 from Book V; including those written for the directors of music by David as: Psalms 108-110, songs of David.
DAY 22 (Week 22) - Old Testament Scripture
Book of MICAH: Chapters 1-7
SUMMARY - The judgment against Samaria and Jerusalem; Human plans versus God’s plans, False Prophets, a promise of deliverance, Leaders and Prophets are rebuked, the Mountain of the LORD, the LORD’s plan, a promised ruler from Bethlehem; the LORD’s case against Israel, Israel’s guilt and punishment, the misery of Israel, Israel will rise again.
Book of HABAKUK: Chapters 1-3
SUMMARY - Habakkuk’s complaints and the Lord's answers, the prayer of Habakkuk.
Book of ZEPHANIAH: Chapters 1-3
SUMMARY - Judgment on the whole Earth in the day of the LORD, Judah and Jerusalem are judged along with the Nations, Jerusalem remains unrepentant, the restoration of Israel’s remnant.
Book of JEREMIAH: Chapters 1-15
SUMMARY - The calling of Jeremiah, Israel forsakes God, unfaithful Israel; disaster from the North, Jerusalem under siege, false religions are worthless; the valley of slaughter, sin and punishment, God versus idols, the coming destruction; Jeremiah’s prayer, the Covenant is broken, the plot against Jeremiah, Jeremiah’s complaint and God's answer, the threat of captivity, drought, famine, and destruction by the sword.
DAY 22 (Week 22) - New Testament Scripture
Book of ACTS: Chapter 21-28
SUMMARY - The Apostles leave for Jerusalem; Paul is arrested for treason in Jerusalem, Paul tries speaking to the angry crowd, Paul claims his right as a Roman Citizen, Paul goes before the Sanhedrin, the plot to kill Paul; Paul is transferred to Caesarea, Paul’s trial before the governor Felix and two years in custody; Paul’s trial before the new governor Festus, Festus consults King Agrippa and Paul goes before the king; Paul pleas his case and is sent to Rome, the storm and the shipwreck, Paul comes ashore on Malta and lay hands on the sick; Paul leaves for Rome unencumbered, Paul is allowed to preach in Rome under guard.
DAY 22 (Week 22) - Daily Wisdom
Book of PROVERBS: Chapter 22
SUMMARY - The wisdom of King Solomon as written: we reap what we sow and Thirty Sayings of the Wise (1-6).
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
- Godly Wisdom and Insight
- 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