Brief Notes

The Bible in
90 Readings

4 January 2023

It’s not a schedule,
but a guide to help you
read through the Bible;
tap on the image to
download it

It is such a healthy habit for our spiritual life to read through the Bible every year! (Or, if you feel you just can’t do that, at least every other year.) One of the great factors of weakness in the church today is that we believers are just not in the word as we should be, and the way to remedy that is for us to start reading the Bible consistently.

Reading through the Bible should take most people about 50 to 60 hours. On the one hand, that may seem like a lot of time, but on the other, there are 8,766 hours in a year, so it’s not too much if you do some reading most days of each week.

And isn’t that a profitable way for a believer in Christ to “redeem the time” from these “evil days”? (Eph. 5:16). How else can we be sanctified and prepared to meet the Lord if we are not spending time in the word of His truth? (John 17:17).

Now, to be completely honest, I have to admit that I did not finish my own Bible reading this year! I got a late start and wasn’t quite able to catch up. But, the good news is I’m currently in Ezekiel, and I’ve already finished the New Testament, so I expect to finish up in the next couple of weeks. Thank the Lord, because I had a goal of getting through the Bible I did not give up just because I fell behind.

If you want to make reading through the Bible a goal for yourself for this new year, there are a lot of different schedules and methods for doing that; you can look online to find the one that’s best for you.

Another option, about the simplest, is to just follow the trusty “3 and 1” method, i.e., read three chapters in the Old Testament and one in the New each day, six days a week, which will get you through the Bible in just about one year.

I’ve also put together the card above. It’s not a schedule but rather breaks the Bible down into 90 readings so you can go through it at your own pace. One reading a day (which is a lot) will get you through the Bible in 3 months, while one a week will do it in two years. (The full instructions are on the back of the card, which is provided below, or you can also go to

TIP: These are photo images, so you can just tap or click on them to download them to your phone, tablet, or computer to keep them at your fingertips.

But, however you decide to read through the Bible, the key thing is: get started!

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