You will know God better
Before anything else, the Bible is about God. It is helpful for many other things, but above all God has given us the scriptures that we may know who He is. What He is like, how He thinks, how He works, how He feels – all of this and more can be discovered in the pages of scripture. Of course, there are other ways that God can and does reveal Himself to us (see Psalm 19:1-4; Romans 1:19-20), but there is nowhere we can go to discover who God is with more clarity and detail than the pages of the scripture. So as you commit yourself to reading, expect to grow in your understanding of who God is. More than that, expect to grow in your adoration for and devotion to God. Remember, bible-reading is not about the pursuit of knowledge as much as it is about the cultivating of a relationship. Knowledge is important, but only inasmuch as it leads to a stronger faith and a deeper love. So if you desire to know God better throughout 2018, not just in the head, but in the heart as well, there can be no better place to begin than with an open heart and an open Bible. Go for it!