There are times when reading through the Bible in huge chunks is needed. There are a few times when the “One Year Bible” is helpful. Most of the time, it’s not necessary.
The question is this: “What’s your hurry?”
Why do you think you can read that one chapter of Luke once, maybe twice, and know it? It will be there tomorrow. The other chapters in the Bible will be as well. They aren’t time released so if you don’t read them on a certain day they disappear.
Hurry is our enemy.
John Ortberg relates a story early in his ministry when he was asking Dallas Willard what he should do next in his walk with God. Ortberg was looking for a check off list.
Dallas said, “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.”
Ortberg said, “Okay, I got that one down. What else do you have for me?”
Dallas replied, “There is nothing else.”
Ortberg goes on to say:
Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. There’s a difference between being busy and being hurried. Busy is a condition of the body having many things to do. Hurry is a condition of the soul in which I am so preoccupied that I cannot be fully present to God or a person. Jesus was often busy, but he was never hurried. (Living in Christ’s Presence)
A word needed today.