Delighting in the Law of the Lord

Many Christians take an opportunity prior to the beginning of a new year to evaluate their Bible reading habits and spiritual disciplines, and then make necessary changes or begin a Bible reading plan.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
— Psalm 1:1-3, ESV

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans from our friends around the internet for you to choose from. Maybe this year you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for in a reading plan, you should find it below. Whatever you do, do it with joy and delight!

5 Day Bible Reading Program

Read through the Bible in a year, with readings 5 days a week.

Duration: One Year | Download: PDF

52 Week Bible Reading Plan

Read through the Bible in a year, with each day of the week dedicated to a different genre: Epistles, The Law, History, Psalms, Poetry, Prophecy, and Gospels.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan

Read through the New Testament in a year, reading Monday to Friday. Weekends are set aside for reflection and other reading. Especially beneficial if you’re new to the daily discipline of Bible reading.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

Bible Reading Chart

Read through the Bible at your own pace. Use this minimalistic, yet beautifully designed chart to track your reading throughout the year.

Duration: Flexible | Download: PDF

Bible Reading Program For Slackers & Shirkers

Read through the Bible by diving into different genres each day. Sunday: Poetry, Monday: Pentateuch, Tuesday and Wednesday: OT History, Thursday: OT Prophets, Friday: NT History, and Saturday: NT Epistles.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

Chronological Bible Reading Plan

Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

The Discipleship Journal Bible Reading Plan

Four daily readings beginning in Genesis, Psalms, Matthew, and Acts.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

ESV Daily Bible Reading Plan

Four daily readings taken from four lists: Psalms and Wisdom Literature, Pentateuch and History of Israel, Chronicles and Prophets, and Gospels and Epistles.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

Every Word in the Bible

Read through the Bible one chapter at a time. Readings alternate between the Old and New Testaments.

Duration: Three years | Download: PDF

Historical Bible Reading Plan

The Old Testament readings are similar to Israel’s Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament readings are an attempt to follow the order in which the books were authored.

Duration: One year | Download: PDF

Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan

Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once over one calendar year. Or slow down your pace and simply work your way through the four readings each day allowing yourself time for reflection at your own pace.

Duration: One or two years | Download: Website

As you read the Bible, there are a number of different study methods available to help you understand and apply what you’re reading. One of those is called the Ransom Method, which was put together by Doctrine and Devotion. This method is an acrostic for: Read, Ask, Note, Summarize, Obey, Meditate.

As the authors write, “The Ransom Bible Study Method is simple, but not easy. Bible study is hard work because it is heart work. You must wrestle with your own doubts, sins, fears, and questions as you are confronted with God’s character, works, laws, promises, and answers.” Click here to download a PDF.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
— Psalm 119:105, English Standard Version