Every word of the Bible is living and will bring life to us even when we do not fully comprehend what we are reading. The Bible is our daily bread. To have a healthy spirit we have to have a well-balanced meal, and not just snack on familiar, topical, or even favorite portions.
The 2-tier approach:
Our year-long journey will take us through the New Testament three times and the Old Testament once. The pace works out to be around five chapters a day, out of five sections in the Bible. The New Testament readings are referred to as Tier One: Gospels/Acts and Epistles/Revelation. The Old Testament readings are referred to as Tier Two: History, Poetry, and Prophets.
Jesus is the fulfillment of all the Bible, so I would instruct you to immerse yourself in the New Testament passages daily and if you have the time, then go for the Old Testament passages.
Even though it’s broken up into 66 books, The Bible really is just ONE BOOK. By reading through both the New and Old Testaments simultaneously, we will grasp a deeper understanding of the heart of the Father and we are more likely to begin to SEE Jesus in every part of the Word. The Author, Himself longs to encounter you on every page.
Off we go!