Welcome to Pilgrim’s Bread!
How to get the most out of this site
Pilgrim’s Bread is a labor of love to the church. I aim to guide and energize God’s people for reading the Bible. Each entry is short and not meant to exhaustively explain the chapter. Consider this site a tour guide, to the wisdom of the ages.
Here are some tips, as you go along:
Lord willing, I will continue adding posts here over time. The structure may change, but the reading plan will remain the same.
If you have time to read only one thing, read the Bible, not what I write. At my best I’m only the moon to the sun, reflecting dimly the bright hot light of the Word of life.
Each day’s readings are listed in the subtitle. These come from the M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan. You can read more about the plan here and here.
M’Cheyne originally called for four chapters to be read each day, in order for the Bible to be read in a year. I would recommend setting a more modest goal: read at least one chapter a day, perhaps two.
If you fall behind in the plan, don’t worry about it. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Read today’s reading today.
Pray about something you read. The simple habit of letting Scripture determine the priorities of your praying may just affect your priorities elsewhere in life.
Record something you learn. Try literal paper. Your grandchildren will have a better chance of finding it than if they have to find your password to your app after you’re gone.
Most of all, remember that as far as you’re concerned, the Word of God is dead to you - worthless - unless it resides richly within you, and comes out of you, in a changed life. After all, the sum and substance of Christianity is new, resurrection life - in Christ!