This is a good question. We set our daily bible reading for the King James Bible at a set number of verses. In this case let’s say 10 verses. OK
Why do we set this? Well we get used to just glossing over what we read especially the Word of God.
So we set a small number of verses to tackle each time. We don’t want to just gloss over what we are reading. We set a small number of verses. Say 5 or 10 at a session. Let’s take 10 verses. It does not take long to read 10 verses. We pray & ask God to bless us as we read. We read through the 10 verses without stopping & we then go back and carefully look at the verses we have just read. We are looking for words that we don’t know the meaning of. If we have one of those defined King James Bibles then the harder words are in bold with the definitions at the bottom of the page. So we check we know what the words mean. (this is the inferior start method of doing this later we will advance to a better way) Once we know what the words mean we check that we understand the concepts that are explained in the verses. Then we look for any references to other parts of the bible and briefly check them out. So once we have prayed, read & looked we have fed our brain & started to program it into the unique language format of the King James Bible.
Now if we have time we can do another set.
We set this pattern for the number of verses that we have chosen to work with for a 40 day straight event before we change the number of verses that we will read in a set. We do this because the brain is set for shortcuts. Our brain is always looking for shortcuts. This is both good & bad. The mind is a self patterning organism. We want to teach it how to self pattern. Teach it not to just gloss over the LOOK part. Teach it not to just read ahead and miss what the formation of the words and the language of the King James Bible is teaching us. Remember that the complexity grows from Geneses to Revelation by design. We want to flow in that design. So we stay in the pattern without changing it for 40 days. After 40 days we may add to the number of verses in a set or even decrease the number of verses in a set for yet another 40 days. We are teaching ourselves how to think. We are learning how to read with comprehension and we are becoming people who actually look at what we have read. By the end of 3 sets of 40 days you won’t know yourself. Your understanding and comprehension of the English style and format of the King James Bible will have grown out of sight. NOW you will be ready to start to pick up on the spiritual meaning of the text. Patterns will start to reveal themselves to you. Your understanding will grow through his precepts. You won’t know yourselves.
The 40 days span is an important span in many bible situations. 40 days gives your mind time to be disciplined to what you want not what it thinks is best. 40 days gives you a chance to tell your mind who is boss. Your mind will tell you to junk the 40 days before you are ready. The new pattern of thinking won’t be properly established and you’ll be back to your old in a flash. So take control. Start in Geneses. Read through the set as you have been taught. Stay with it.