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Taking the plunge

[tweetmeme source=”joshdecker” only_single=false]A couple weeks ago I was perusing the Bible app I have on my Palm Pixi.  As I did so, I was looking at the Bible Reading Plans.  I have seen and used many such plans, but one stood out to me: The Entire Bible In 90 Days.

When I was in college, I took a course that looked at the entire bible in 14 weeks (98 days), so I know it’s possible.  However, when I took that course, I discovered the context of the course had me looking at the Bible as merely another piece of literature, picking it apart, dissecting it, but not looking at it as the living, breathing Word of God.

So when I saw this reading plan, it really caught my eye.  I’ve been pondering it for a couple week, and I’ve decided to give it a try.  Why?

There is a concern that digesting this amount of scripture daily makes it difficult for it to actually transform a life.  I disagree entirely.  Think about it.  If you’re reading through the entire content of the Bible every 90 days (not just once then walking away), that means you’re reading through the entire Bible 4 times a year.  Making it through scripture that often you’re going to remember more of it than if you try to do “a little here and a little there.”  As David said, I have hidden your word in my heart that I may not sin against you (Psalm 119:11 NIV).

I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Tom Harmon speak a couple times in the last few years.  What impressed me about him was his ability to just look in his mind and see the scripture he’d read…he had read it that much.  That is my hope for reading through, cover to cover, in 90 days.

Anyone want to take the plunge with me?  You can get the schedule from http://www.docstoc.com/docs/4260125/The-Bible-in-90-Days—Reading-Schedule.  Let me know if you’re going to do it to, and we can encourage each other.