Bible Reading - Week 1


As you begin to read the Bible this year, pause to give the Lord thanks for revealing himself through his word, for preserving it through the centuries, and for allowing it to be translated into English so you can read it. Also, ask him for the commitment you will need to read it all the way through this year.



Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.


DAY 1 Genesis 1-2

  • The Bible logically begins in the beginning. Notice the number of times the words “God said” appear. They emphasize the incredible power God has to speak creation into existence.

  • Notice how many times God pronounces that his creation “was good.” Everything God does is good.

  • The focus of chapter 2 is the creation of man and woman. Note how even at this early stage God establishes the family, the basic foundational unit of civilization.


DAY 2 Psalm 8; 104; John 1:1-3

  • Spend some time today appreciating the wonderful world God has made. Bless the LORD!

  • Recognize that Jesus is not only a man but also God, the Creator of all that is.


DAY 3 Genesis 3-5

  • Today’s reading reveals that things quickly go wrong in the good world God makes when Adam and Eve choose to disobey God. Look as you read for the negative consequences sin brings.

  • In what ways have you been deceived by the serpent (Satan)?


DAY 4 Genesis 6-7

  • The focus today is the flood during Noah’s day. Pay particular attention to the reason God chooses to send the flood.

  • Why is Noah spared? Spend some time asking God to help you and your family to walk with God in the midst of the corrupt world we live in today.

  • Put yourself in Noah’s shoes. Others must think Noah is weird to build such a large boat a long way from any large body of water. What enables you to obey the Lord when doing so makes you look foolish to others?


DAY 5 Genesis 8-9; Psalm 12

  • As you read today look for two things: (1) indications that God is giving humanity a fresh start after the flood, and (2) indications that just as before, sin is going to continue to be a problem.

  • In Psalm 12 David looks for the Lord to help him when “no faithful one remains” (v. 1). How can this psalm help you when your world seems full of evil?


DAY 6 Genesis 10-11

  • Genesis 10 is the first of several genealogies recorded in Scripture. If such portions of the Bible seem unimportant to you, remember that they remind us that God works with individuals and he cares for each one.

  • Take time to praise and thank God that he cares about people, including you.

  • Before we get more genealogical information in the last part of chapter 11, we read in vv. 1-9 about an effort to build a city and a tower. Why does the Lord oppose this?



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