Proverbs 8 is the voice of Wisdom personified. In verse 34 she says, "Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors." In other words, Wisdom says we should listen to her daily. Since we find wisdom in the pages of Scripture (the Word of the all-wise God), if you want to listen to wisdom daily, read your Bible daily! I suspect if you're reading this, though, you're already convinced of that and maybe feel guilty about not doing so. But this post is more about the how-to of daily Bible intake. If you wan't more on why we should be doing it and Proverbs 8:34 in particular you can find a message I preached on it here.
I'm posting this well before January 1 in hopes that having a little time to plan will keep you from getting behind before you even get started. If you don't think about how to get in the Word on a daily basis until January 1 (and you want to start in the new year), you're already behind which gives you a reason to not bother starting at all. So why not think about it now so you're ready come January 1?
Here are a few ideas that may help you. Not all of these apply to everyone and some may seem to contradict each other. Context is king; if the shoe fits, etc.
I hope you'll find your way into regular reading of the Word and find great blessing and encouragement and challenge in doing so.
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