POLL: How Often Do You Study the Bible?

I just put up a new poll, and I'd love for you to share your thoughts. Here's the question:
HOW OFTEN DO YOU PERSONALLY STUDY THE BIBLE? (Not in a church setting; I'm talking about personal study time actually reading/studying the Bible.)

Here are the options:
  • Every day.
  • Most days (5+ days a week)
  • About half the time (around 3 days a week)
  • Maybe one day a week
  • I use printed Bible study materials (like Beth Moore), but rarely study the actual Bible itself.
  • I rarely study the Bible (less than once a week).
  • I can't remember the last time I studied the Bible.
  • I never personally study the Bible.

5 comments:

Erin said...

I wish it was everyday, I really do. And I have no-one but myself to blame for it not being so.
Life gets hectic, I get distracted, I don't have a proper schedual cos each day is so differnt, but really can you have an excuse for not studing God's word? I don't think so.

I'm getting more regular (I hope), and I find the more I do it the more I remember/want to do it. And praying for God to remind you and help you find the time also helps.

Persuaded said...

Every day without fail- it's the high point of my day.

Now when my kids were younger it wasn't always this way.. I would try to get up early, but the baby would invariably waken 5 mins later, or I would have been up a good part of the night and the flesh(and my warm bed) won out. But now that my kids are a bit older, and *I* am a bit older, I study the word every morning without fail...in fact that's what I should be doing right now, so off I go;-)

Anonymous said...

The concept that was most helpful to me in developing the everyday habit, and I rarely miss a day now, was to shoot for 4 days a week in the beginning. For some reason, that goal was doable enough right off the bat to build a weekly habit.

I encourage everyone to find a way to make it work. Oh, and do it in front of your kids, not just when they are sleeping. :)

Kim said...

I would say that on average, I am about half the time. I am using a One Year Bible - it's a GREAT resource and it helps you read it through...I am too lazy, so having it divided up for me helps immensly.

Jess said...

RESULTS:

95 people voted. Here are the specific results:

HOW OFTEN DO YOU PERSONALLY STUDY THE BIBLE?

32%- Most days (5+ days a week)- 31 votes
22%- About half the time (around 3 days a week)- 21 votes
21%- Every day- 20 votes
6%- Maybe one day a week- 6 votes
6%- I never personally study the Bible.- 6 votes
5%- I rarely study the Bible (less than once a week).- 5 votes
4%- I can't remember the last time I studied the Bible.- 4 votes
2%- I use printed Bible study materials (like Beth Moore), but rarely study the actual Bible itself.- 2 votes.