Establish a plan for consistent reading and studying of God’s Word. I suggest to read Psalms and Proverbs on a daily basis. Reading Scripture builds something deeper and richer into our lives.
It is our responsibility to dig into God’s Word to find the hidden treasure that lays within the cover. Searching His Word builds Wisdom into our lives. We can learn through examples that we can turn to God in any circumstance from reading the words that was poured out of the hearts of the psalmist. The book of PRoverbs shows us cause-and-effect as well as give us direction for relating to others.
The following schedule will systemically enable you to read through Psalms and Proverbs in a monthly basis.
There are 150 Psalms. If you read them on a monthly basis, you would need to read 5 Psalms a day to read the book of Psalm through in one month.
(150 Chapters of Psalms divided by 30 days per month equals 5 Psalms a day)
To work this schedule, take the date of the month and then add 30, until you have read 5 Psalms. Here is how to read the Psalms on a systematic basis:
- If today’s date is 3rd, begin by reading Psalm 3.
- Then add 30 to Psalm 3, so your next Psalm to read is Psalm 33.
- Then add 30 to Psalm 33, and begin reading Psalm 63.
- Then add 30 to Psalm 63, and begin to read Psalm 93.
- Then add 30 to Psalm 93, and begin to read Psalm 123.
For this example, the Psalms that you would read for the 3rd day of the month will be Psalm 3, 33, 63,93, and 123.
Just remember: “Date + 30!“
NOTE: Because of the length of Psalm 119, I suggest you read it on the months that have 31 days (January, March, May, July, August, October, and December).
TIP: To make it easier on me, I have written in my Bible the next Psalm to read. For example on Psalm 1, I have the number “31” written next to the heading. Then on Psalm 31, I have written “61” next to it, and so on and so on.
There are 31 Chapters in Proverbs. This book can be read on a monthly basis when reading one chapter per day.
To work this schedule, read the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the calendar date. Here is how to read the Proverbs in a systematic basis:
If today’s date is the 3rd, then read Proverbs 3.
Just remember: “Today’s Date = Today’s Chapter of Proverbs!“
NOTE: In January, March, May, July, August, October, and December, you will be able to read the entire book of Proverbs. However, for the months that have less than 31 days will not, unless you would like to read the remaining Chapters!
If you are unable to read the entire book of Psalms and Proverbs on any given date, just continue with the corresponding date and reading when you can! Consistent reading is what builds Wisdom and Character into your life!
(I learned of this technique in one of my first Bible studies I done many, many years ago.)