Matthew is the first book of the New Testament and one of the books that I have read a bunch of times. Whenever I wanted to read through the Bible I would always start with either Genesis or Matthew. Unfortunately, I never made it very far. This go-round I watched The Gospel of Matthew on Netflix which is a word for word account of the book. It was quite interesting to see the book played out that way. According to Crossway, Matthew takes 2 hours and 21 minutes to read.
Just a reminder, it’s best to let scripture interpret scripture. I like these resources because they help me better understand scripture, but I may not agree with everything they say. As in all things, pray and invite God to help you in your time of reading and studying. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you and use discernment when using resources outside of the Bible itself. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 NIV)
Here are some additional resources I recommend looking into after you read Matthew through on your own:
Drop me a comment if you have taken the 2 hours and 21 minutes to read Matthew. Do you know any other great resources for this book? Leave them below!