It’s always a great time to study God’s word. However, there are many people who find it difficult to study the people. Some even find it “boring”.
In this article, I’ll be sharing useful tips on how to effectively study the Bible.
Studying the Bible is a blissful experience that no one can ever regret. Without further delay, below are seven tips for a better study of the Bible.
1. Identify Your Why
There has to be a reason why you’re studying the Bible. This will serve as your motivation to continue. If your motive is to prove an irrelevant point, then you’re wrong.
The Word of God builds us. Your reason for studying should be to edify yourself and understand the love and workings of God.
2. The Bible Is A Unique Book
You shouldn’t rush studying the Bible. It’s not a random book you can pick and glance through whenever you want and then dump again. Take your time to study the Bible. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you.
3. Trust The Holy Spirit To Guide You
As said earlier, the Bible is a unique book, therefore you must allow the Holy Spirit help you understand what is written in it. Don’t try to understand it by yourself.
Psalm 119:18 says: “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” And only the Holy Spirit can do this.
4. Engage Your Mind
The Bible is filled with many stories, so the best way to study it is by using your mind to picture. When you read Hebrews 4:16, which says: “…come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy,…” did you imagine it?
Engaging your mind is another great tip for studying the Bible.
5. Write Down Your Thoughts
You should have a journal where you write the insights that you get. This is important because you’ll need to make reference to it. You don’t want to start thinking about what you understood from a scripture every time, do you?
6. Share Your Insights
It is advised that you find someone (or people) with whom you can study. This will enable you to share what you understand from a scripture and get more insights. Being in a study group will help you greatly.
7. Take Your Time
You really do not need to saddle yourself with the responsibility of studying the whole Bible. Some people claim that it is a proof of your dedication to God, but this isn’t true. You can pick a scripture and study. Sometimes one scripture could take you weeks to fathom. Take your time.
Nevertheless, if you feel the need to finish the whole Bible in one year or less, it’s absolutely your choice.