It is safe to say that love is an extremely important topic in the New Testament. Multiple chapters discuss it at length, one of which is 1 Corinthians 13. In that text, the apostle Paul even goes so far as to say that love is greater than faith and hope. I have already prepared plans for both of those topics. Today I am finishing this series with the concept of love.
Continuing through our series of reading plans based on the end of 1 Corinthians 13, we now come to hope. At first glance, it may seem very similar to faith. Surprisingly, it is distinct from that. Although the two words are sometimes used in the same context, hope is actually found far fewer times in the New Testament. It is also used for different reasons.
Over the last several months I have released a number of reading plans for both the Old and New Testaments. Most of these have been straightforward, with one just reading a number of chapters each day. Having done those, I am now changing my direction for such Bible resources. For this area of the site I will be focusing on shorter topical reading plans for a while. The first of these is concerning faith.
There is much value in an in-depth study of a book of the Bible, but sometimes one can benefit from a quick reading as well. Doing so allows you to see the book's big picture and overarching themes easily. Such things may be lost if a text is read more slowly. It is with this in mind that I prepared today's reading plan.
Today's plan leads you through reading four chapters from the New Testament each day. It has four groups of books with each one corresponding to a specific Gospel. This allows you to see how the four testimonies of the Lord are similar to each other, and then read other texts that are related to one another.
The Psalms are among the most popular books in the Old Testament. They are extremely diverse in their subject matter, and I expect that a straightforward reading of them will be very valuable for many. As such, I've developed this reading plan for those who want to focus on this great book of wisdom over the course of 60 days.