How to Study the Bible

Bill Brinkworth

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15

Many readers of the Word of God quickly encounter Timothy’s admonition on studying the Bible. Some faithfully read the Word of God every day.  Many do not, and even fewer study the truths God has preserved within the pages of His Word.

Not only, does it take extra time to study the Bible, but many do not know how to start.  I learned a long time ago that a short reading of just a few verses each day will have less impact on one’s life than a Scriptural diet of several chapters.  Actually taking the time to delve in and study the Word of God will be a far more life-directing, life-changing, God-leading influence than even reading several pages.

Then the question arises, how do you study the Bible?  How does one set their mind or thoughts upon a Bible subject or book and get the most out of it?  The answer varies from one person to another, since each of our brains and learning methods are different.  Here are a few study methods that may help you get more out of the Word of God, so that you will learn more, that its content will help you with your life’s decisions, and that you will have a better relationship with the Lord:

These are just a few of the many ways to study God’s Word. No matter what technique is used, the main goal is to get as much out of every precious word God has kept for us to glean.  Are you diligently reading and studying God’s Word?

“With God’s help, we can get out of the Bible what we invest in it.”

This lesson was featured in the Bible View #405.

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