How to Start Reading the Bible today.

8 Reasons We Don't Read the Bible - Bible Study

The Bible is the best-selling book of all times.

It’s a life-changing masterpiece.

The Bible is actually a collection of 66 books. It’s approximate 750,000 words can overwhelm the reader.

Many people start reading at the beginning in Genesis. Then they next read Exodus, then Leviticus, and they start getting bogged down.

If you’re new to the Bible, I recommend another approach.

Here are 3 Options to Get you Started

1. Read the Gospel of Mark

Why Mark? Mark tells the life and ministry of Jesus. It’s written like an action film. The word, “immediately” is repeated throughout. It’s also the shortest of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John).

2. Read the Proverbs

What are proverbs? Short sayings of wisdom.

“A penny saved is a penny earned,” is an example of a proverb, though not in the Bible. The book of Proverbs is a collection of proverbs, short sayings of wisdom. It teaches about friendships, money, and decision making, to name a few.

Proverbs has 31 chapters. So, on the 1st day of the month, read Proverbs 1. On the 2nd day, read Proverbs 2 and so forth. You’ll have read the entire book in one month.

3. Read Genesis

The Bible is a collection of books, but it ultimately points to one story, or truth. God has created us to know Him and follow Him. Though we’re rebellious and disobedient , God sent Jesus to restore us.

Genesis starts the story. It tells us about creation, Noah and the Ark, Abraham, and Joseph, for instance.

Are you new to the Bible? I recommend Mark first.

Then maybe try Proverbs or Genesis. If you’ve read those try Romans, James, or the Book of Psalms.

2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”


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