Last month, I finished my 365 Day Bible Reading Plan. It’s always been a goal of mine to read the Bible in its entirety in a year. By the grace of God, that goal has now been met. While this year has been full of plenty of pain and difficulty, it’s also been full of growth and truth and wisdom and peace. Because I’ve been so impacted by this reading plan, I’d like to share with you five benefits of reading through the Bible in a year. I hope that this list encourages you to dig deep in the Word in the coming year.

1. You will build a strong foundation.

While you won’t necessarily have time to do a deep dive into individual books of the Bible, you’ll get a solid foundation and understanding of Biblical truths and timelines. You will read God’s Word in its entirety.

2. You will know why you believe what you believe, and you’ll be able to back up your beliefs with Scripture.

It’s important to understand why you believe what you believe. Reading through all of Scripture in a year will enable you to understand the biblical truths behind your beliefs and to better explain and defend those beliefs to others.

3. You may discover that some of your beliefs do not line up with scripture, and you’ll have the opportunity to gain wisdom and truth.

It’s possible that you‘ll discover that some of your beliefs don’t line up completely with Scripture. Reading through the Bible in a year will allow you to better understand context and to have a more complete view of scripture.

4. You will have built-in accountability to get in the word daily.

When you follow a yearly reading plan, it’s important to read daily. This will allow you to meet your goal and to avoid being overwhelmed by massive amounts of reading each night.

5. You will inevitably grow in your faith.

Reading the Word daily and working through all of Scripture in a year will inevitably grow your faith and relationship with the Lord. You will be beyond blessed by this year of purposeful reading and meditation.

Have you completed a 365 day Bible reading plan? If so, how has it impacted your life? I’d love to hear about your experience.