Bible Reading Plan (July)

 

 

A daily plan for reading through the whole Bible in either one or two years:

To read through the whole Bible in one year, read the passages in all four columns for each day.

If you want to read the whole Bible over two years:

In the first year, read the verses in columns one, two and three each day.

In the second year, read the verses in columns one, two and four.

  • Sometimes, in the busyness of life, you will miss a day or even some days. Do not try to catch up - simply skip forward to the current day and start again.
  • Using a Bible such as the NIV Life Application Study Bible will  help you to understand the context of the verses in their original setting and the way that they apply to us today. NIV Life Application Study Bibles are available to buy from Christian bookshops.

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Bible readings for July:

The Bible readings for July contain passages from the books of: Numbers, Deuteronomy, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, Psalms, Jeremiah, Lamentations and Luke.

You can read a short introduction to each of these books of the Bible at the foot of the page.

'The Scriptures were not given

to increase our knowledge but

to change our lives.'

D.L Moody

1 Psalm 80:8-19 Luke 1:1-25 Numbers 24 Jeremiah 50
2 Psalm 81 Luke 1:26-56 Numbers 25 Jeremiah 51
3 Psalm 82 Luke 1:57-80 Numbers 26 Jeremiah 52
4 Psalm 83 Luke 2:1-20 Numbers 27 Lamentations 1
5 Psalm 84 Luke 2:21-52 Numbers 28 Lamentations 2
6 Psalm 85 Luke 3 Numbers 29 Lamentations 3
7 Psalm 86:1-10 Luke 4:1-30 Numbers 30 Lamentations 4
8 Psalm 86:11-17 Luke 4:31-44 Numbers 31 Lamentations 5
9 Psalm 87 Luke 5:1-16 Numbers 32 1 Kings 1
10 Psalm 88:1-9a Luke 5:17-39 Numbers 33 1 Kings 2
11 Psalm 88:9b-18 Luke 6:1-26 Numbers 34 1 Kings 3
12 Psalm 89:1-13 Luke 6:27-49 Numbers 35 1 Kings 4
13 Psalm 89:14-29 Luke 7:1-23 Numbers 36 1 Kings 5
14 Psalm 89:30-52 Luke 7:24-50 Deuteronomy 1 1 Kings 6
15 Psalm 90:1-10 Luke 8:1-25 Deuteronomy 2 1 Kings 7
16 Psalm 90:11-17 Luke 8:26-56 Deuteronomy 3 1 Kings 8
17 Psalm 91:1-8 Luke 9:1-36 Deuteronomy 4 1 Kings 9
18 Psalm 91:9-16 Luke 9:37-62 Deuteronomy 5 1 Kings 10
19 Psalm 92 Luke 10:1-24 Deuteronomy 6 1 Kings 11
20 Psalm 93 Luke 10:25-42 Deuteronomy 7 1 Kings 12
21 Psalm 94:1-11 Luke 11:1-28 Deuteronomy 8 1 Kings 13
22 Psalm 94:12-23 Luke 11:29-54 Deuteronomy 9 1 Kings 14
23 Psalm 95 Luke 12:1-34 Deuteronomy 10 1 Kings 15
24 Psalm 96 Luke 12:35-59 Deuteronomy 11 1 Kings 16
25 Psalm 97 Luke 13:1-17 Deuteronomy 12 1 Kings 17
26 Psalm 98 Luke 13:18-35 Deuteronomy 13 1 Kings 18
27 Psalm 99 Luke 14:1-14 Deuteronomy 14 1 Kings 19
28 Psalm 100 Luke 14:15-35 Deuteronomy 15 1 Kings 20
29 Psalm 101 Luke 15:1-10 Deuteronomy 16 1 Kings 21
30 Psalm 102:1-11 Luke 15:11-32 Deuteronomy 17 1 Kings 22
31 Psalm 102:12-22 Luke 16:1-18 Deuteronomy 18 2 Kings 1

 

The following information can be found at the back of the Bibles at Church -

(OT = Old Testament, NT = New Testament)

An Introduction to the book of Numbers (OT): The first ten chapters continue in the legal atmosphere of Leviticus. The name of the book arises from the various censuses or numberings taken prior to breaking camp and leaving Sinai. The remaining chapters are a sad record of almost forty years wandering in the desert and of complaints and rebellion against Moses and God.

An Introduction to the book of Deuteronomy (OT): The setting of the book is the border of the land of Israel. It is presented as three sermons of Moses in which he surveys the journey from Egypt, the people's rebellion and God's patient loyalty. He restates and underlines some of the laws of Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers (thus the book's title, which means 'second law-giving'), and stresses the need for obedience after they have settled in Israel. The book closes with some final words of Moses and his death.

An Introduction to the book of 1 Kings (OT): The two books of Kings cover the history of Israel over a period of almost four hundred years. The first eleven chapters of 1 Kings concerns David's son, Solomon, the third king of Israel. His importance centres on his building of the Jerusalem Temple, the focal point of Israel's worship. His son, Rehoboam, inherited a dissatisfied nation and due to his foolish attitude ten of the tribes formed themselves into a separate state under a former official of Solomon's called Jeroboam. Subsequently this state is known as Israel, or the Northern Kingdom, and the remaining two tribes as Judah or the Southern Kingdom. The history of these two states is recounted in interwoven accounts of the remaining chapters of 1 and 2 Kings. Elijah, an important prophet dominates the end of 1 Kings.

An Introduction to the book of 2 Kings (OT): The death of Elijah and the emergence of the prophet Elisha occupy the early chapters of 2 Kings. The remaining sweep of the history covers some three hundred years, and from a religious point of view it is all downhill apart from one or two religious revivals prompted by the reigning monarch. The end of the Northern Kingdom comes a century and a half before that of Judah, but in both cases it is understood as the inevitable punishment for turning away from God.

An Introduction to the book of Psalms (OT): Here are sacred songs, poems and prayers which originated in Israel's worship and her experience of God. Many of them are traditionally associated with David but reflect centuries of individual and corporate responses to God. Human emotions of anger, despair, sadness, guilt, joy, praise and adoration are expressed. Themes include the Law, Jerusalem and its Temple, Israel's history, the Messiah, the natural world, human suffering and God's mercy and justice.

An Introduction to the book of Jeremiah (OT): This prophet worked in the closing years of Judah. His message was one of warning: God's judgement must come if the people persist in rebelling against him. Indeed judgement has become inevitable and they would be wise to recognise that God was using Babylon to punish them. When the ruling classes were exiled to Babylon Jeremiah told them that God would work out his plans through the exiles. At the same time he tried to encourage those who remained in Judah to accept their fate, but his words fell on deaf ears. Within the book we have several insights into what this unpopular prophet was thinking and feeling.

An Introduction to the book of Lamentations (OT): This is a funeral song about the devastated city of Jerusalem, possibly written by Jeremiah. Each chapter is a complete poem and in each the mood changes from anguish and despair in the recognition that punishment was deserved, to hope in God's love and mercy. Prayer is made that God will once again show these to his people.

An Introduction to the book of Luke (NT): The first two chapters of this Gospel contain several unique incidents related to Jesus' birth and early life. Luke traces Jesus' family tree to Adam, which underlines the emphasis is on Jesus as the Saviour of the whole world. He stresses that Jesus is concerned for minority groups, for the poor and the oppressed. Other prominent themes are prayer, joy, and the Holy Spirit. He often cross-references events to dates in secular history. He is also the author of Acts.

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