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How I study the Bible.

The headline was originally going to be ‘How to study the Bible’, but I know everyone has a different method of studying God’s inspired written Word.

Reading and studying the Bible is not the same. When my sisters and I were but babies, Mom would read and tell us stories from the Bible and she encouraged us to pray. I fell in love with reading at a young age because of my mother’s amazing storytelling ability. While attending primary school in the 4th standard or so, I had a teacher who’ll let us go to the library and take books back to class to read. I would always look for the same 3: Rainbow World (I honestly can’t remember the author’s name because it was a variety of stories for children, but I loved that book! I do remember the cover was pink. I figure that the book is out of print now), The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and My Book of Bible Stories.

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It’ll take me a few more years before I start reading and then studying the Bible. I’ll open the Bible, read where I left off the day before and call it a day. Over time, I came to realize that reading the Bible this way won’t help me. I needed to study God’s Word as if I was hungry and meditate on it as if thirsty so I came up with a new plan.

^ Before I read, I say Revelation 3:20

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^ I then pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I ask God to open not only my mind and eyes but also my heart to His Word as I don’t want to attempt to interpret the Bible for this is how misunderstandings are born.

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:20-21

^ I then open the Bible and revise what I read previously before beginning a new chapter. At the moment, I am reading/studying Exodus and 1 Corinthians. 

^ I choose the verse of the day (VOTD) to meditate upon. Tammy and I email our VOTD to each other every day. 

^ I then pray and thank God for His Word and for showing me how I can apply it in my life.

Throughout the day, I study the Sabbath School lesson for the day and read the daily devotion (morning and evening) on my phone app. I have a physical daily devotional as well which allows me to read the Bible in different sections and it always amazes me how stories fit together from the Old and New Testament. I read this devotional when the sun sets on evenings.

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In one of my opening posts last week Monday, I talked about my plans for covering the Bible in depth. I introduced the Bible and showed how I study the Word. Next Sabbath, we’ll probably talk about resources and meditation before diving into Genesis. 

How do you study the Bible? If a beginner is reading this post, he/she might get an idea of how best they can study the Holy Word.

***Pictures via Google Search and Pinterest and La Petit Muse

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Living for God. God is always good to me and I am trying to be good to Him on a daily basis. I put God before anything else because I trust Him over people and He always has my back. 💙

19 thoughts on “How I study the Bible.

  1. This is a really great post! I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. There is absolutely no pressure for you to do it… You can find out more about it by going to my latest post. 🙂 It will be published sometime around 3:30 today. 🙂

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  2. I love this Diana. I also before reading my Bible, which I try to do before I do anything else for the day, so I am not thinking about anything else. Pray and ask God to clear my mind, and teach what it is He wants me to learn, and what verses He wants me to type up, and send out to His children. To help me have understanding, and help me apply His lessons. I thank Him, tell Him I love Him, and open my Bible. I am always reading in 2 different sections of the Old Testament, and one section in the New Testament. I already said this in an earlier comment but I’m also amazed how miraculously it is almost always talking about the same subject, so I’m getting a whole picture. God is so amazing. God bless you sister for doing this series.

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  3. it was nice that you changed the title because not only does everyone read the Word differently – it can change season to season – ya know?
    and for me – I am very grateful for Bible Gateway because the audio Bible is a way to listen and “read” that way….
    very grateful for it – and just take it week to week to see what God leads – sometimes chewing on a verse – other times soaking up large amounts of text – 🙂

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  4. 🙏💯 Great post!
    I pray first, ask God for spiritual knowledge to comprehend his word.
    Revise the chapter I’ve read before opening the Bible, I’m currently reading it in order and I’ve reached the book of Job🙏…after reading I mediate on his word and revise a scripture that spoke to me for our VOFD and then I conclude in prayer again and continue to mediate on his word for the rest of the night and during the entire week. God bless you Dee, may he continue to use you in Jesus Name! Xxoo

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  5. This is really awesome Diana 🙂 I wrote a series last year on How To Study The Bible, but covered I think in four parts because you’re right it certainly is not just about reading, it is everything combined before, during, and after reading. 🙂 It will be nice to see another blogger cover the Bible. I just reached 1st Samuel 🙂 Genesis is packed full of so many lessons!!!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, T.R. I’m not too sure if I’ll be covering the Bible fully, but as the Spirit leads me, so I’ll do. 🙂

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  6. I’ve recently written about Bible Study on my blog in the form of a two part series, I don’t know if you’ll enjoy them or not but I thought I might link you back to them. That said, I find it interesting that you mentioned you study the Sabbath school lesson for the day. I’ve also written on my own blog about the topic of the Sabbath. I was just wondering what specific denomination you are affiliated with? There are quite a few who worship on the Sabbath.

    https://letusreasontogther.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/how-to-study-the-bible-part-1/

    https://letusreasontogther.wordpress.com/2017/10/30/how-to-study-the-bible-part-2-tools-of-the-trade/

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    1. Keeping the Sabbath is a very important part of my life. Some people are also known to keep it on Sunday, but I don’t judge. I am going to check out the links that you’ve provided now.

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