Bible Class - Daily Bible Reading

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How many times do people start out to read the Bible only to give up in frustration? Endless genealogies, lists of tribes, or repetitive sacrificial descriptions can be a sure cure for insomnia. Most people start reading in the book of Genesis only to give up somewhere near the sixth chapter of Leviticus.

But it's important that we do not give up. Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4). But how can we live by every word of God when we haven't even read every word of God?

The Bible has long been recognized as the bedrock of human freedom. It was Horace Greeley who said, "It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially Bible reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom."

Daniel Webster said of the Bible, "If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling into me an early love of the scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."

Gladstone said, "I have known 95 of the world's great men in my time, and of these, 87 were followers of the Bible." In spite of the universal recognition of the value of Bible reading, few Christians systematically read the Bible.

What is needed is a goal for Bible reading and a systematic approach to attain that goal. With that in mind, we have laid out a program of daily Bible reading which will take the reader through the entire Bible in one year.