This is the last Sunday in 2020. No doubt most of us are busily working on figuring out our goals, hopes, and dreams for 2021. Or maybe some of you already have your goals and plans all figured out. Good for you! You’re ahead of me.
In the midst of all this planning we need to be careful that we don’t overlook one important part of our lives. What are our spiritual goals for the new year? How are we going to dig deeper into God’s Word? What are our Bible study plans for 2021?
I’m still deciding what I’m going to be doing for my personal devotions. The last several years I have read through the Bible, either chronologically or straight through. But this year I want to do more in-depth studying. My parents just gave me a devotional book that studies some of the Psalms, and I plan to do that in January. But since it is only thirty days long, I will need more than that in the new year.
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of thy law.
This next year I want to do more than just read a passage of Scripture and call that good. I want to really study it and learn more about what it means for me personally. One of my favorite verses about the Bible is 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
We are told in Scripture to study it. It is applicable to every part of our lives, and we should be reading and studying it each and every day.
What are your Bible study plans for 2021? I’d love to hear how you plan to study God’s Word in the coming year. It might give me some ideas!