Keys to Bible study 2
'Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.' Psalm 119:18 NLT
Here are a few more tips to help you get the most out of Bible study: (1) Dig deeper and ask questions. The deeper you dig into a scripture, the more you'll find in it. Start by asking God to reveal what it means. You could investigate things like: Who was this written to, and why? What situation was the writer facing at the time? What's the main message God is trying to get across? (2) Write down your insights and answers. Keep a notebook handy and write down what God shows you and any discoveries you make. Writing it down helps to solidify in your mind and heart what you are learning. (3) Put what you've learned into action. Evangelist D. L. Moody said, 'The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.' And James wrote, 'Do not merely listen to the word...Do what it says' (James 1:22 NIV). Ask God what he's showing you through the scripture. Is he revealing where you need to make changes in your life, attitudes or perceptions? Is he revealing your calling to you through his Word?
It's wonderful when God speaks to us through his Word. The psalmist prayed, 'Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions' (Psalm 119:18 NLT). Let's make that our prayer too.
So what now? Choose a scripture to delve deeper into. Ask God to help you to ask the right questions, discover the best answers and discover his heart on it. He longs for your eyes to see his wonderful truth.
Soulfood: Isa 12-16 Luke 1:39-56 Ps 10:12-18 Pro 1:17-19,