How Should I Study The Bible? A 20 Minute Crash Course

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (Psalms 119:18).

 

God always meant for there to be one Bible and one interpretation of the Bible. There are treasures to be discovered, buried in its pages centuries ago. We are required to read, study, meditate, memorize and rely on Him to reveal the meaning. We must have an ear to hear; to question what I think; to be certain that what I am hearing is God’s voice and not my own rationale. Churches are filled with people who only know their preacher’s interpretation of the Bible; to others who have learned the Bible from a book about the Bible; to the preacher who was indoctrinated in seminary. I’m not implying that there is anything wrong with Seminary, or with your preacher, or with the book you’ve been reading. But if these are your primary sources for learning about God then you have been drinking from the wrong fountain.

What Not To Do | A Story

Principle #1: Familiarity

Principle #2: Observation

Principle #3: Context

Principle #4: Interpretation

Principle #5: Application