The average American reads over 200 words per minute. At that rate it would take 12 minutes a day to read through the Bible in one year. Our “Daily Bible Review” readings are actually shorter because where there are parallel accounts (such as the in the 4 gospels or in the Old Testament in the Kings and Chronicles) the reading is reduced to just one account (eliminating duplicate material). So really, on average, we are probably asking for a commitment of about 10 minutes per day to do the readings.
On the other hand – we are very, very, busy people! Before saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” we should remember that it was God who designed the 24 hour day (as we will read January 1)! Ultimately it will come down to our priorities and motivation. David, a man after God’s own heart, wrote “Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day” (Psalm 119:97).
Today’s question: How do you plan to stick with your daily readings? Keep in mind that your ideas may be helpful to others.