How are we doing on day 17 of the Bible reading system of 10 chapters a day?


Matthew 17:1-26; Genesis 17:1-27; 1 Corinthians 1:1-31; 2 Timothy 3:1-17; Job 17:1-16; Psalm 17:1-15; Proverbs 17:1-28; Joshua 17:1-18; Isaiah 17:1-14; Acts 17:1-34 – New Living Translation – NLT – Online Bible Study.

This was The Missus’s and my reading this morning, day 17 of Prof. Grant Horner’s plan. (Except that we read in Portuguese.) It has been a blessing. Often I’ve been reading from a chair on the back porch. Sometimes I read out loud. That’s the Bible way, right?

It has been a very easy habit to get in to. Surprisingly so. Perhaps because we’re reading together, even though we don’t have to say anything to each other about getting it done. I do mine first thing, around 5:30 or 6 am.

On Christmas day I didn’t read all 10 chapters first off. I read throughout the day. I finished up in the evening. It worked, but I didn’t like that. Won’t do it again, if the Lord will permit me to avoid it.

Just read, says Prof. Horner, without stopping for the details. Exactly the kind of reading I was needing, for I tend to get involved in the nuances. I needed the Big Overview and familiarity from repetition, again.

They say 21 days is needed to create a habit. I think this one is already ingrained. I pray it may be so.

What’s your experience with this or other daily Bible reading plans? Feel free to comment below.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

5 thoughts on “How are we doing on day 17 of the Bible reading system of 10 chapters a day?

  1. I have used Horner’s plan to great benefit for at least one year. This year I am teaching on John’s writings and I am doing an IMMERSION PLAN. That is, I will be reading the Book of John each day for 100 days and then will move on to reading 1 John–Jude 3X per day for 100 days, then Revelation for 100 days.

    1. David, I’m glad to hear your experience with Horner’s plan. The immersion plan sounds like a good approach, also, considering your need in this area. You ought to be properly saturated!

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