I’ve decided to read through the Bible in chronological order. I’m excited to see how reading through the Bible in this way sheds new light on scripture. While trying to choose how I would do this, I thought through just using a plan and my current Bible or purchasing a new Bible that is already in the correct order. I realized I would really like a Bible that offered lined note sections on each page to take notes as I learned. So I ordered a chronological Bible with space to journal on the sides. Along with that I ordered Bible highlighters.
I determined that I was going to learn as much as I can during this and really dive in. I ordered a book that I’ve seen recommended on numerous occasions, “Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds”, by Jen Wilkin. I’ve really been thinking about how I view my faith and what the Bible teaches and I think a lot of what I believe is coming from what people have and are telling me rather than what I am discovering for myself through my own study of His Word. I’m hoping this resource helps me learn to study the Bible for myself and not only rely on what others are teaching.
So just a few days ago, I started to read Genesis, highlighters in hand and a journal nearby. While the Bible I chose to use has sections to read each day in order to read the entire Bible in year, I’m finding I’m getting so in to the sections I’m reading that I can’t make it through the daily sections in just one day. I would much rather have it this way. There is just so much goodness and too much to learn in His Word. I feel like I’m approaching it so differently than I ever have before as I learned some perspective shifting thoughts through Jen Wilkin’s book.
I’m learning so much that I’m going to start sharing my journey through the Bible on my blog. It’s been too good not to share! I hope to inspire you to consider reading the Bible chronologically as well! I’m hoping that the next year (or year+ in my case) will teach so much about who God is and how I can become more like him.
Have you ever read the Bible chronologically? Will you be joining me in reading the Bible in the order everything happened?