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How to Read The HOLY BIBLE in just 30 Days (-or- 30 Weeks) - Day 7 (Week 7)
30-Day (30-Week) Crash Course in Scripture
Hello and welcome,
[ DAY 7 - Week 7 ]
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. 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 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 timetable.
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 7 (Week 7) - 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 refuge, blessings and praise; including those written by David as: Psalm 34, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, who drove David away.
DAY 7 (Week 7) - Old Testament Scripture
Book of DEUTERONOMY: Chapters 1-34
SUMMARY - The command to leave Horeb; the appointment of Leaders, Spies are sent out to explore, Rebellion against the LORD and the resulting Wanderings in the Desert; defeat of the Kings of Heshbon and Bashan, division of the Land; Moses forbidden to cross the River Jordan, God commands obedience, Idolatry is forbidden again, The Lord IS God, establishment of Cities of Refuge, Introduction to the Law, reiteration of The Ten Commandments and events at Sainai, the driving out of Nations is not because of Israel's righteousness; more laws and observances, The One Place of Worship, Clean and Unclean Food, Tithes, the Year for Canceling Debts, Freeing your Servants, Firstborn Animals, the Feasts of the Lord, use of Judges and Courts of Law, having a King, Offerings for Priests and Levites, Detestable Practices, the purpose of the Prophets, using Witnesses, Going to War, Atonement for an Unsolved Murder, Marrying a Captive Woman, the Right of the Firstborn, a Rebellious Son, Various Laws, Marriage Violations, Exclusion from the Assembly, Uncleanness in the Camp, Miscellaneous other laws; Firstfruits and Tithes, following the LORD's Commands, the Altar on Mount Ebal and curses against sinners; Blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience, Renewal of the Covenant; Prosperity for turning to the LORD, the Offer of Life or Death; Joshua shall succeed Moses, Reading of the Law and Israel's rebellion predicted; the Song of Moses, Moses blesses all the tribes, Moses climbs Mount Nebo to die.
DAY 7 (Week 7) - New Testament Scripture
Book of LUKE: Chapters 9-16
SUMMARY - More Parables; Jesus calms the storm, more miracles; Peter's confession of Christ; Jesus Predicts His Death; the Transfiguration, acts of healing; the cost of following Jesus; Jesus sends out the seventytwo witnesses; Parable of the Good Samaritan; at the home of Martha and Mary; Teaching on Prayer; Jesus against Beelzebub; the Sign of Jonah and lamp of the body; Six Woes, warnings and encouragements, interpreting the times, repent or perish; Jesus at a Pharisee's House, the Parables; more Parables, additional teachings; the rich man and Lazarus.
DAY 7 (Week 7) - Daily Wisdom
Book of PROVERBS: Chapter 7
SUMMARY - The wisdom of King Solomon as written: Warning against the Adulteress.
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
- Inspirational Bible Verses
- More Inspirational Verses
- Love Poems from the Bible
- God's Provision for Us