Centuries ago, the apostle Paul wrote to his young protégé, Timothy: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach
us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives” (2 Timothy 3:16).
Note that Paul said “all Scripture”—not a part or some, but all. All means all of the Bible, every part and every type of literature—law, history, poetry, prophecy, Gospel, epistle, and apocalypse.
That short passage in Paul’s letter also emphasizes what Scripture does: “It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). In other words, the Bible tells us how to live by showing us what God wants.
As we read Scripture, we need to think about what God is revealing about himself and what he is telling us to do—what actions to take and what changes to make.
This book helps you do just that—read and apply the Bible. Here’s how it works: Each day features a daily reading, highlighted in the middle of the page. If you read all these passages from your Bible, you will read the entire Bible in a year.
From each of the daily reading passages, we have selected a short excerpt, which is included on the same page. If you read only those smaller passages each day, you will get a sampling of the whole Bible, hitting the highlighted stories and teachings.
Each selected Scripture passage also ties to a daily devotional reading, which is designed to help you understand the passage and apply it to your life.
I pray that God will use this book to impact your life, giving you a deeper appreciation and understanding of “all Scripture.”