Keys to Bible Study – Part 1 – October 2, 2018


Keys to Bible Study – Part 1

To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless. Psalms 119:96

The psalmist wrote, ‘To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.’ What does that mean? It means each time you read a Scripture you’ll see something different in it. It’s like shining light on a diamond. Each time you turn it slightly, you see another facet of its beauty. That’s why the Bible is different from any other book you’ll ever read. You’ll learn things about God from personal experience and from listening to the thoughts and experiences of others, but you’ll get to know Him better through the reading of His Word than any other way. You can study the same Scripture over and over again, dig into it, leave it for three or four months, and when you come back to it there is much more to find. The key is this: stick with it! There’s no limit to the number of questions you can ask, no limit to the observations you can make, and no limit to the applications you can make. So don’t give up! The best attitude to have in Bible study is the one Jacob had when he wrestled with the angel of the Lord: ‘I will not let You go unless You bless me!’ (Genesis 32:26). As a result God gave him a new name, a new nature, a new walk, and a new future. Bible study has no shortcuts; it takes effort. But if you’re diligent and patient you’ll reap great rewards. Once you’ve felt the joy and satisfaction that comes from finding a great spiritual truth on your own, and applying it to your life, you’ll never approach Bible study the same way again.

Heavenly Father, help me get into and stay into a daily schedule of taking time to read Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen


One comment

  1. Contingent to where I am in my life I view passages on different ways. I love the daily devotional. O try to start my day with your posted daily devotionals along with past posts. I only wish I could locate scripture to apply them to both the wonderful and adversities of life. It is a guide and comfort.
    The comfort dogs and your website posts are of great comfort to me. Thank you for all your diligent work. Geography may separate me from your organization but God’s love and His work thru you makes me feel comforted thru the miles. May your work continue to span far and wide as God”s word does. Thank for all you do.

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