The Bible teaches us that it is the entrance of God’s Word that gives light. It is a “lamp for our feet and a light for our path.” (Psalm 119:105) Only God’s Word provides the light to see things as they really are. Most importantly, it is the Word of God that gives us Sonlight, the light of the personal knowledge of God’s Son. Jesus said, “Search the scriptures for it is they which testify of me.” (John 5:39)
Yes, in the pages of the Bible we get acquainted with the Lord of Glory and our dearest friend, Jesus Christ. It is with the goal of helping you walk in the light of the Son that this devotional is being provided.
The plan of this daily guide is to take you on a journey through the entire New Testament by means of the Monday-Friday scripture readings covering one chapter each day. The weekend readings are focused on wisdom and worship from the books of Psalms and Proverbs. By following this daily Bible reading schedule, you will read the entire New Testament as well as the books of Psalms and Proverbs in one year’s time.
Also, each day devotional insights are included to bring personal application of God’s truth to your life. These devotionals are no substitute for the reading of the Word, but they are shared in hopes of providing additional personal inspiration gleaned from the daily scripture reading.
Finally, at the bottom of each page there is space provided for journaling your own notes and responses in the daily time you spend with the Lord.
May God bless you richly as you take this journey with Him through His Word, and may the Sonlight of His love shine brightly in your soul!
How to R.E.A.P. the Word of God
Read: Read the passage carefully and prayerfully.
Examine: Read the passage again, noting key words, or phrases. Be careful to note the context surrounding the passage. Ask questions about the passage. Who is the audience? What situation is the speaker or author addressing? What is the main theme of this passage? Note in particular what you learn about the Lord from the passage.
Apply: Consider carefully the impressions on your heart as you read. How does this passage touch on specific areas or situations in your life? What wisdom are you gaining from this passage? What are you learning about your Lord in relation to your current spiritual experience?
Pray: Use what you the Lord has revealed about himself or about you personally in this time as an opportunity to respond directly to him. Pray to him in praise, or repentance, or in petition for others as the Holy Spirit guides you. Treat this time in God’s Word not as a devotional exercise, but as a personal encounter with your holy God and your loving Savior.