20 Tips for Daily Bible Reading
1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.2.3 created…: Heb. created to make
4¶ These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.2.6 there…: or, a mist which went up from, etc. 7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.2.7 of the dust…: Heb. dust of the ground
8¶ And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.2.13 Ethiopia: Heb. Cush 14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.2.14 toward…: or, eastward to Assyria 15And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.2.15 the man: or, Adam
16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:2.16 thou…: Heb. eating thou shalt eat 17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.2.17 thou shalt surely…: Heb. dying thou shalt die
18¶ And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.2.18 meet…: Heb. as before him 19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.2.19 Adam: or, the man 20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.2.20 gave: Heb. called
21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.2.22 made: Heb. builded 23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.2.23 Woman: Heb. Isha2.23 Man: Heb. Ish 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
20 Tips for Daily Bible Reading
Create a Fun Reading Space
1. Designate a cozy and inviting spot for daily Bible reading.
Choose a Study Bible
2. Choose a bible translation & study bible type that best suits your
Grab a journal, a pen, highlighters
bookmarks, page tabs, & notes to organize & save your place.
Download a Bible App
exercising, or doing household chores, maximizing your exposure to God’s
Focus on one theme
5. Choose a specific theme or topic to study for a period of time,
diving deeper into related passages for a comprehensive understanding.
Set Realistic Goals
6. Set daily reading goals to avoid being overwhelmed.
Select a reading time
7. Choose a set time to go before the Lord seeking insights & guidance
as you read daily.
Incorporate the use of study tools for a deeper understanding of the word
8. Build a solid foundation of God’s Word through the use of study
Pray Before Reading
9. Ask God to open your heart and mind, inviting the Holy Spirit to
illuminate the Scriptures as you read.
Use a Bible reading plan or devotional guide
10. Utilize devotional books or online resources that offer insights &
reflections to enhance your understanding of the passages.
Apply the word to your life through faith, speech & action
11. As you read the Word begin to emulate Christ’s behaviors &
Be patient with yourself
12. Approach the Bible with childlike faith & humility, acknowledging
that you may not fully grasp all its depths, but seek God’s revelation
with an open heart.
Create a worship playlist
13. Soothing worship medleys can thoroughly enhance your devotion time
Involve Family & Friends
14. Choose an accountability partner who will read with you & help you reach your goals.
Use Scripture Memorization
Factor in quiet time to hear from God
16. As the word ministers to you take time to write what you hear from
Embrace consistency over quantity
Use a habit tracker to track your progress daily
18. Remember that building a habit of daily Bible reading takes time and effort. Stay persistent in your commitment and trust God to help you do the rest
Join a local Bible study group
19. Connect with a ministry near you to grow in your understanding & knowledge of the Bible. Study groups communities share insights, discuss interpretations, and provide a space to learn from others perspectives including a Pastor/Shephard.
20. Celebrate your progress and milestones in your journey through God’s Word.