We have entered the season of Lent, and I have tried to pick Bible verses for this month’s Bible reading plan that focus on what God did for us by sending His son Jesus as an atonement for our sins.
You can download a copy of this printable Bible reading plan by clicking the link below.
Since January I have shared a Bible verse to my Facebook page in a new format, and the response has been great. It is exciting to have so many people being encouraged by Scripture each day. Be sure to follow me there so you don’t miss out.
While you can look up each of the passages listed on the printable I created, I thought it might be helpful to list the verses here as well. Most of the verses below are from the NIV version, but a few are from the NKJV and NLT. You can use whichever version you prefer.
Digging into Scripture to decide which verses to share in March was a blessing. I pray these verses will be a blessing to you as well.
March Bible Reading Plan
Day 1: Joel 2:13 (NIV) Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
Day 2: Hosea 10:12 (NIV) Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
Day 3: Psalm 51:1-2 (NIV) Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
Day 4: Acts 17:27 (NLT) His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us.
Day 5: Romans 1:16 (NIV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
Day 6: Matthew 16:24 (NIV) Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
Day 7: 2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV) For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
Day 8: Isaiah 43:25 (NIV) “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”
Day 9: Lamentations 3:25-26 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.
Day 10: Psalm 9:10 (NIV) Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Day 11: Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Day 12: 1 Timothy 4:10 (NIV) That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
Day 13: John 14:23 (NIV) Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
Day 14: Mark 1:15 (NIV) “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Day 15: 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Day 16: 1 John 2:2 (NIV) He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
Day 17: Romans 5:15 (NLT) But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.
Day 18: Galatians 3:26 (NIV) So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
Day 19: Philippians 3:12 (NKJV) Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Day 20: Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV) Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Day 21: 1 Timothy 1:15 (NIV) Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
Day 22: Titus 2:11 (NIV) For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
Day 23: Luke 5:32 (NIV) I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Day 24: Matthew 5:17 (NIV) Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
Day 25: John 10:27-28 (NKJV) My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
Day 26: Hebrews 10:14 (NIV) For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
Day 27: Galatians 1:3-5 (NLT) May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.
Day 28: 1 John 3:5 (NLT) And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him.
Day 29: Luke 9:20 (NKJV) He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.”
Day 30: 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NLT) For, there is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.
Day 31: John 12:46 (NIV) “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”
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