Advice for Another Year of Bible Reading
“It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4. Those are the words Jesus told the devil when the devil was tempting Christ to display his power as the Son of God and make rocks into bread for him to eat after fasting for 40 days. Christ could have easily done what the devil asked him to do but it was more important for Christ to obey God and do God's will than to satisfy his own hunger.
What's amazing about Christ's response is that he doesn't just say "no i will not do that." He responds to the devil with Scripture. And he doesn't just quote any Scripture he quotes a verse that is specific to the temptation that the devil threw at him, to satisfy his physical hunger. Christ makes it a point not just to the devil but to us as well that God's word is more important for us to consume than actual physical food.
With the new year always comes resolutions. And if you're like most believers one of those resolutions is probably to read your bible more, or at least more consistently. But, there is always the issue of not knowing where to start or actually staying consistent in your reading once you do start. Below is an article from Desiring God that we thought would be really helpful in your bible reading this year. Enjoy!