As God’s disclosure of himself and his purposes in a way we can understand, the Bible is about the good news of God’s kingdom––a kingdom established through covenant for God’s glory in Christ Jesus (Luke 4:43; 24:44–47; Acts 1:3; 20:25; 26:22–23; 28:23, 31). The KINGDOM Bible Reading Plan is designed to help the believer grow in grace from the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27).
The plan is distinguished by the following features:
- Proportionate weight is given to the Old and New Testaments in view of their relative length, the Old receiving three readings per day and the New getting one reading per day.
- The Old Testament readings follow the arrangement of Jesus’ Bible (Luke 24:44––Law, Prophets, Writings), with one reading coming from each portion per day.
- In a single year, one reads through Psalms twice and all other biblical books once; the second reading of Psalms (highlighted in gray) supplements the readings through the Law (Genesis–Deuteronomy).
- Only twenty-five readings are slated per month in order to provide more flexibility in daily devotions.
- The plan can be started at any time of the year, and if four readings per day are too much, the plan can simply be stretched to two or more years (reading from one, two, or three columns per day).
My wife and I will be using this Bible reading plan in 2014. Over the past couple of years, I have become familiar with Dr. DeRouchie’s work, and everything that I’ve read from him regarding Old Testament and biblical studies has been very helpful. Because of his past helpfulness, I have reason to believe that this reading plan will too be helpful in understanding the Bible and in delighting more in Christ.