One of the most basic habits or disciplines a Christian should develop is a plan to read the Bible. Developing a reading plan is not hard; it just takes commitment and a little time. The best reading habit is a consistent daily Bible reading plan.
The growing disciple needs to read the Bible every day for several reasons. First, daily reading helps to focus one’s mind on God and His love toward us. Second, it helps us to know God more personally and gain His wisdom. Third, it challenges the believer to go deeper in Bible study. Furthermore, reading the Word challenges us to get busy doing what God commands. And reading the Bible every day reminds us that God is in control of our busy, hectic lives. Reading the Bible can help us know God’s peace.
You can read the Bible first thing in the morning, during lunch, or before you go to bed. You can read at work on a break or home between chores. You can decide the best time for you to spend a few minutes to read in God’s Word every day.
You can find Bible reading plans in many places. Many devotional magazines like Open Windows have good suggestions for daily Bible reading. Many good web sites, such as YouVersion.com and OneYearBibleOnline.com, have purposeful Bible reading plans.