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to return to the Lord our God, by repentance and faith, in humble sincerity. To believe with the heart the record which God has given of his Son Jesus Christ, is to possess an interest in eternal life; to reject or disbelieve the gospel, is to make God a liar; and how shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?
CH. XVI.-PLAN FOR THE ANNUAL READING THROUGH OF THE BIBLE.
"SEARCH the scriptures," is the authoritative injunction of our Lord and Saviour, in obedience to which every believer finds both profit and delight. While some appear contented to limit their attention to a few select chapters, the consistent christian feels his obligation to regard every part of the Divine Word. To imitate the worthy example of eminent devout men of former days, many are commendably solicitous to read through the Bible at least once a year, but they have no plan for their direction. For the assistance of such, the following Tables have been compiled.
It will be readily perceived that the reading of each day is divided into three parts, containing generally a chapter each of the historical, the prophetical, and the devotional scriptures. While it is readily admitted, that some parts of the oracles of God, are far more important for devotional and family reading than others, it must not be forgotten that the apostle Paul has declared, "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," 2 Tim. iii. 16, 17. To distinguish all the chapters and sections which are less necessary to be read, would be difficult on a small scale; a few, however, have been marked, and the rest must be left to the enlightened reader.