2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Reading the word
1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Reading is not studying.. Keep a pad next to you when you read.
Studying the word
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Methods of Bible Study
Meditation – It’s not emptying your mind… it’s filling it.
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Topical – Looking up a topic – Use Caution!
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 11 – By faith Able, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rehab
1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
When you see therefore and wherefore .. Find out what they are there for.
2 Peter 3:16-18 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Learning from this Bible will help you be a better parent, a better husband/wife, better son/daughter, better student, better citizen. But that is not what the Bible was primarily written for…
1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.