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For the profitable daily reading of the Holy Bible - "The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple." - Psalms 119:130

Preface

Salvation depends upon the assimilation of the mind to the Divine ideas, principles, and affections exhibited in the Bible. This process commences with a belief of the Gospel, but it by no means completed thereby; it takes a life-time for its scope, and untiring diligence for its accomplishment. The mind is naturally alien from God and all His ideas and cannot be brought at once to be more like Godís. There are two versus quoted which read:

  • Romans 8:7 - "the sinful mind is hostile to God"
  • 1 Corinthians 2:14 - "The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned."

This is a work of slow development, and can only be achieved by the industrious application of the individual to the truth found in the Bible. Spiritual-mindedness can only grow within a man by daily interaction with the mind of God as expressed in the Bible record. Away from this, the mind will revert to its original emptiness. The infallible advice, to every man and woman anxious about their salvation is - read the scriptures daily. Success is in direct proportion to the effort. The man, who sows sparingly in this respect, will only reap sparingly. Much spiritual benefit is only to be realised in connection with the fruitful influences of the Spirit in the Word.

To enable Bible readers conveniently to carry out the suggestion of the foregoing remarks, the following tables are placed in their hands, under the guidance of which, their daily readings will be methodical and edifying. An indiscriminate and haphazard reading of the Bible is unprofitable, and soon ceases to be interesting. A straightforward reading from Genesis is also objectionable. A little read every day from various parts of the Word has been found experimentally to be practicable, attractive, and profitable. The following tables are arranged on this plan, giving the reader three portions in a day, which it will take only quarter of an hour or twenty minutes to read, and enable him or her in the course of a year to get through the whole Bible - traversing the New Testament twice and the Old Testament once, in the course of twelve months. By a trial adherence to this plan from year to year, the reader will reap much profit, and find himself or herself gradually losing the insipidity of the natural mind, and taking on the warmth and exalted tone of the Spirit's teaching, which qualifies for the inheritance of the Saints in the light. - Robert Roberts


Day JANUARY
1 Genesis 1,2 Psalms 1,2 Matthew 1,2
2 3,4 3-5 3,4
3 5,6 6-8 5
4 7,8 9,10 6
5 9,10 11-13 7
6 11,12 14-16 8
7 13,14 17 9
8 15,16 18 10
9 17,18 19-21 11
10 19 22 12
11 20,21 23-25 13
12 22,23 26-28 14
13 24 29,30 15
14 25,26 31 16
15 27 32 17
16 28,29 33 18
17 30 34 19
18 31 35 20
19 32,33 36 21
20 34,35 37 22
21 36 38 23
22 37 39,40 24
23 38 41-43 25
24 39,40 44 26
25 41 45 27
26 42,43 46-48 28
27 44,45 49 Romans 1,2
28 46,47 50 3,4
29 48-50 51,52 5,6
30 Exodus 1,2 53-55 7,8
31 3,4 56,57 9
Day FEBRUARY
1 Exodus 5,6 Psalms 58,59 Romans 10,11
2 7,8 60,61 12
3 9 62,63 13,14
4 10 64,65 15,16
5 11,12 66,67 Mark 1
6 13,14 68 2
7 15 69 3
8 16 70,71 4
9 17,18 72 5
10 19,20 73 6
11 21 74 7
12 22 75,76 8
13 23 77 9
14 24,25 78 10
15 26 79,80 11
16 27 81,82 12
17 28 83,84 13
18 29 85,86 14
19 30 87,88 15,16
20 31,32 89 1 Corinthians 1,2
21 33,34 90,91 3
22 35 92,93 4,5
23 36 94,95 6
24 37 96-99 7
25 38 100,101 8,9
26 39,40 102 10
27 Levities 1,2 103 11
28 3,4 104 12,13
MARCH
1 Levities 5,6 Psalms 105 1 Corinthians 14
2 7 106 15
3 8 107 16
4 9,10 108,109 2 Corinthians 1,2
5 11 110-112 3,4
6 12,13 113,114 5-7
7 14 115,116 8,9
8 15 117,118 10,11
9 16 119 to v40 12,13
10 17,18 v41-80 Luke 1
11 19 v81-128 2
12 20 v129-176 3
13 21 120-124 4
14 22 125-127 5
15 23 128-130 6
16 24 131-134 7
17 25 135,136 8
18 26 137-139 9
19 27 140-142 10
20 Numbers 1 143,144 11
21 2 145-147 12
22 3 148-150 13,14
23 4 Proverbs 1 15
24 5 2 16
25 6 3 17
26 7 4 18
27 8,9 5 19
28 10 6 20
29 11 7 21
30 12,13 8,9 22
31 14 10 23
APRIL
1 Numbers 15 Proverbs 11 Luke 24
2 16 12 Galatians 1,2
3 17,18 13 3,4
4 19 14 5,6
5 20,21 15 Ephesians 1,2
6 22,23 16 3,4
7 24,25 17 5,6
8 26 18 Philippians 1,2
9 27 19 3,4
10 28 20 John 1
11 29,30 21 2,3
12 31 22 4
13 32 23 5
14 33 24 6
15 34 25 7
16 35 26 8
17 36 27 9,10
18 Deuteronomy 1 28 11
19 2 29 12
20 3 30 13,14
21 4 31 15,16
22 5 Ecclesiastes 1 17,18
23 6,7 2 19
24 8,9 3 20,21
25 10,11 4 Acts 1
26 12 5 2
27 13,14 6 3,4
28 15 7 5,6
29 16 8 7
30 17 9 8
MAY
1 Deuteronomy 18 Ecclesiastes 10 Acts 9
2 19 11 10
3 20 12 11,12
4 21 Songs of Solomon 1 13
5 22 2 14,15
6 23 3 16,17
7 24 4 18,19
8 25 5 20
9 26 6 21,22
10 27 7 23,24
11 28 8 25,26
12 29 Isaiah 1 27
13 30 2 28
14 31 3,4 Colosians 1
15 32 5 2
16 33,34 6 3,4
17 Joshua 1 7 1 Thessalonians 1,2
18 2 8 3,4
19 3,4 9 5
20 5,6 10 2 Thessalonians 1,2
21 7 11 3
22 8 12 1 Timothy 1-3
23 9 13 4,5
24 10 14 6
25 11 15 2 Timothy 1
26 12 16 2
27 13 17,18 3,4
28 14 19 '''Titusv 1-3
29 15 20,21 Philemon
30 16 22 Hebrews 1,2
31 17 23 3-5
Day JUNE
1 Joshua 18 Isaiah 24 Hebrews 6,7
2 19 25 8,9
3 20,21 26,27 10
4 22 28 11
5 23,24 29 12
6 Judges 1 30 13
7 2,3 31 James 1
8 4,5 32 2
9 6 33 3,4
10 7,8 34 5
11 9 35 1 Peter 1
12 10,11 36 2
13 12,13 37 3-5
14 14,15 38 2 Peter 1,2
15 16 39 3
16 17,18 40 1 John 1,2
17 19 41 3,4
18 20 42 5
19 21 43 2 & 3 John
20 Ruth 1,2 44 Jude
21 3,4 45 Revelations 1,2
22 1 Samuel 1 46,47 3,4
23 2 48 5,6
24 3 49 7-9
25 4 50 10,11
26 5,6 51 12,13
27 7,8 52 14
28 9 53 15,16
29 10 54 17,18
30 11,12 55 19,20
Day JULY
1 1 Samuel 13 Isaiah 56,57 Revelations 21,22
2 14 58 Matthew 1,2
3 15 59 3,4
4 16 60 5
5 17 61 6
6 18 62 7
7 19 63 8
8 20 64 9
9 21,22 65 10
10 23 66 11
11 24 Jeremiah 1 12
12 25 2 13
13 26,27 3 14
14 28 4 15
15 29,39 5 16
16 31 6 17
17 2 Samuel 1 7 18
18 2 8 19
19 3 9 20
20 4,5 10 21
21 6 11 22
22 7 12 23
23 8,9 13 24
24 10 14 25
25 11 15 26
26 12 16 27
27 13 17 28
28 14 18 Romans 1,2
29 15 19 3,4
30 16 20 5,6
31 17 21 7,8
Day AUGUST
1 2 Samuel 18 Jeremiah 22 Romans 9
2 19 23 10,11
3 20,21 24 12
4 22 25 13,14
5 23 26 15,16
6 24 27 Mark 1
7 1 Kings 1 28 2
8 2 29 3
9 3 30 4
10 4,5 31 5
11 6 32 6
12 7 33 7
13 8 34 8
14 9 35 9
15 10 36 10
16 11 37 11
17 12 38 12
18 13 39 13
19 14 40 14
20 15 41 15
21 16 42 16
22 17 43 1 Corinthians 1,2
23 18 44 3
24 19 45,46 4,5
25 20 47 6
26 21 48 7
27 22 49 8,9
28 2 Kings 1,2 50 10
29 3 51 11
30 4 52 12,13
31 5 Lamentations 1 14
Day SEPTEMBER
1 2 Kings 6 Lamentations 2 1 Corinthians 15
2 7 3 16
3 8 4 2 Corinthians 1,2
4 9 5 3,4
5 10 Ezekiel 1 5-7
6 11 2 8,9
7 13 3 10,11
8 14 4 12,13
9 15 5 Luke 1
10 16 6 2
11 17 7 3
12 18 8 4
13 19 9 5
14 20 10 6
15 21 11 7
16 22,23 12 8
17 24,35 13 9
18 1 Chronicles 1 14 10
19 2 15 11
20 3 16 12
21 4 17 13,14
22 5 18 15
23 6 19 16
24 7 20 17
25 8 21 18
26 9 22 19
27 10 23 20
28 11 24 21
29 12 25 22
30 13,14 26 23
Day OCTOBER
1 1 Chronicles 15 Ezekiel 27 Luke 24
2 16 28 Galatians 1,2
3 17 29 3,4
4 18,19 30 5,6
5 20,21 31 Ephesians 1,2
6 22 32 3,4
7 23 33 5,6
8 24,25 34 'Philippians 1,2
9 26 35 3,4
10 27 36 John 1
11 28 37 2,3
12 29 38 4
13 2 Chronicles 1,2 39 5
14 3,4 40 6
15 5,6 41 7
16 7 42 8
17 8 43 9,10
18 9 44 11
19 10,11 45 12
20 12,13 46 13,14
21 14,15 47 15,16
22 16,17 48 17,18
23 18,19 Daniel 1 19
24 20 2 20,21
25 21,22 3 Acts 1
26 23 4 2
27 24 5 3,4
28 25 6 5,6
29 26,27 7 7
30 28 8 8
31 29 9 9
Day NOVEMBER
1 2 Chronicles 30 Daniel 10 Acts 10
2 31 11 11,12
3 32 12 13
4 33 Hosea 1 14,15
5 34 2 16,17
6 35 3 18,19
7 36 4 20
8 Ezra 1,2 5 21,22
9 3,4 6 23,24
10 5,6 7 25,26
11 7 8 27
12 8 9 28
13 9 10 Colossians 1
14 10 11 2
15 Nehemiah 1,2 12 3,4
16 3 13 1 Thessalonians 1,2
17 4 14 3,4
18 5,6 Joel 1 5
19 7 2 2 Thessalonians 1,2
20 8 3 3
21 9 Amos 1 1 Timothy 1-3
22 10 2 4,5
23 11 3 6
24 12 4 2 Timothy 1
25 13 5 2
26 Esther 1 6 3,4
27 2 7 Titus 1-3
28 2,3 8 Philemon
29 5,6 9 Hebrews 1,2
30 7,8 Obediah 3-5
Day DECEMBER
1 Esther 9,10 Jonah 1 Hebrews 6,7
2 Job 1,2 2,3 8,9
3 3,4 4 10
4 5 Micah 1 11
5 6,7 2 12
6 8 3,4 13
7 9 5 James 1
8 10 6 2
9 11 7 3,4
10 12 Nahum 1,2 5
11 13 3 1 Peter 1
12 14 Habakkuk 1 2
13 15 2 3-5
14 16,17 3 2 Peter 1,2
15 18,19 Zephaniah 1 3
16 20 2 1 John 1,2
17 21 3 3,4
18 22 Haggai 1,2 5
19 23,24 Zechariah 1 2 & 3 John
20 25-27 2,3 Jude
21 28 4,5 Revelation 1,2
22 29,30 6,7 3,4
23 31,32 8 5,6
24 33 9 7-9
25 34 10 10,11
26 35,36 11 12,13
27 37 12 14
28 38 13,14 15,16
29 39 Malachi 1 15,16
30 40 2 19,20
31 41,42 3,4 21,22
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