How to Study the Bible

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to study the Bible depends on your individual goals and needs. However, there are some general tips that can help you get started:

1. Pray for guidance. Ask God to help you understand His Word and apply it to your life.

2. Read with an open mind. Be willing to learn new things and have your perspective challenged.

3. Study in community. Talk with other Christians about what you’re reading and how it is impacting you.

4. Use study aids. There are many helpful resources available, such as commentaries, and concordances.

As I mentioned above there is not only one way to study the Bible. The important thing is to fall forward. There will be days when it will be harder to understand and other days when the story and the lessons will jump off the page in an exciting way. The key is consistency in reading and studying the Bible. Day after day will lead to greater maturity, increased intimacy, and improved confidence in who God is and what he has created you to do.

Keep in mind that when reading the Bible often times the value is spending time with God. Of course, we have grown accustomed to learning principles that guide our life. The Bible is in fact a lamp unto our feet. But there is value in reading the Bible, not as something to do or something to learn or strive for, but to spend time in the presence of God. God has called us to a relationship with Him, and reading our Bible can be a powerful and consistent way in which we build upon the relationship we have with him.