Every year, I start on a new bible reading plan and this year, I would work through what is called the “Legacy Reading Plan”.
The twist being that instead of using the Proverbs/Psalms reading plan that is incorporated with this, I instead opt to do the 31 days Psalms/Proverbs plan that had me, on top of reading the books of the bible that is outline in this plan, reading a set of Psalms/Proverbs everyday.
Granted the first time I tried this, it took me 4 months to work through 31 days. However, I’m not giving up and I want to continue on this path, so that on months that had 31 days, I would go through Psalms/Proverbs again, versus reading them once for the year.
The pros to using the “Legacy Reading Plan” in lieu of others, is that you are reading through the books of the bible, separated by seasons/months so you are spending more time and at your own pace reading through the bible.
The con is that if you’re not use to reading through the Bible already or you’re the time to really dig into studying the Bible, this can actually hold you back more than move you forward.
For me personally, I have enjoyed spending each month sometimes in one or two (or three depending on length) books of the bible, because in use with a good expository and commentary,you really began to dig deep in the background of each book and how they tied into the big picture of the bible.
I’m pretty tempted to say that I may go through this reading plan again
when I’ve completed reading through the Bible.
With a trip to the equip.org site, you can get a copy of the Legacy Reading plan yourself, however, what I preferred to do was create two versions.
Four 8.5 x 5.5 (and pretty up) reading plans that also served as seasonal dividers for my planner (yes I use a planner as in pen and paper) and to help keep my place in the bible, four bookmarks, broken down by season/readings to not only serve as a reminder where I am in my readings, but also help me visual keep track where I am in my readings.
The bookmark was modified by a paperclip style bookmark that I had found online and use to keep track of where I am in my bible study (I have one for Sunday School and Personal Study).
Currently, at this time, I have really enjoyed reading through the Bible in this manner and I think it’s something that others would enjoy using as well.
Drop by Sunflower Faith as I try to offer personal thoughts and insight about each book that I am reading through.
In the meantime, what type of reading plan are you using this year to read through the Bible?