Traditionally this is the day we make New Year’s Resolutions that we’re never really going to keep…like reading the Bible in a year. Inevitably, that wave of guilt washes over us because somewhere we slacked off and our commitment fell to the wayside.

Why rely on guilt, when delight is a far more powerful incentive for living by faith than duty will ever be? Even in the Old Testament laws, signs of grace are everywhere! They entice us to live for God—not because we have to—but in response to all the remarkable things he has done for us!

As an aside, check out the Guilt-free Bible Reading Plan by my friend Dustin Battles to remove the guilt factor from spending time in God’s Word.