Slow Reading

I have a well-worn Bible. It’s my favorite study Bible. I’m not sure how many times I’ve read it all the way through, but I just finished journaling all 66 books of the Bible again.

I’ve heard others talk about reading through the entire Bible in a year. This sounded like a good idea to me, so today was Day 1. According to here’s what I should have accomplished this morning:

GENESIS 1:1-2:25
MATTHEW 1:1-2:12
PSALM 1:1-1:6
PROVERBS 1:1-1:6

Want to know how far I got? Genesis 1. That’s it. One chapter. I got so enamored with the words said, called, and blessed that I had to look more deeply. And before I knew it, an hour had gone by and I only finished Genesis 1.

Oh, well. It was worth a try.

Now I’m just back to reading slowly and loving God’s Word even more than ever. It’s the most fascinating Book I’ve ever read. I read it slowly because there is just so much there.

What kind of Bible reading program do you have? I hope you’re getting into God’s Word every day. It’s good stuff!

2 Responses to “Slow Reading”

  1. Suzanne Simpson Says:

    Craig, I never stuck to a one-year read thru either! My personal favorite was when I time-lined ever major character mentioned in the O.T. I only did that once.


  2. Tootie Says:

    As a discipline I have read the Word through many times and the Holy Spirit is faithful to bring to me just what I need when I need it. But, must admit, my favorite time with the Word is the slow, the pondering, the digging for the gold, the time to meditate and apply.


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