Studying the Word

Studying the Word for yourself instead for other people. How to do it

Studying the Word

Most of us have gone through life in church and listening to the word of God, and for me in the olden days Sundays were the only days that I read or listened to the Bible by someone else. Were you the same? Do you remember how old you were when you truly started reading and studying the word for yourself? For me, it probably happened when I was in my early twenties. I went to a local church in town, and they had something similar to a bible college. There was a different class every six weeks. In one of my classes they taught us to ask ourselves these questions:
1. The setting and the time period.
2. Current events, what’s been happening
3. Who is speaking
4.What’s the message that is trying to be presented?

Those are just some serious ways of studying the word if you truly want to really dig. Oftentimes, my mind doesn’t go through that list I just read and may think about it throughout the day.

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When you truly study the Word, and read it for yourself instead of for others, you gain so much more. Throughout my life, I’d be reading the Word on my own time, and I’ll think to myself, “Hey I didn’t know that was in there,” even though, I may have heard the pastor say that verse the week before! It brings more meaning when you physically read it for yourself instead of someone doing all the work for you!

The Word Bible means this: Basic instructions before leaving earth. The Lord has given us his love letter/basic instructions on how to handle life while we’re still living here on earth. Who knows who it will impact next or what we’re need it in Heaven for!

The moment we become a Christian, we’re still learning from others, but just as young children grow up, we should grow spiritually in our faith walk with Christ. This includes studying the word for ourselves.

studying the word
Bibles on the table open and hands on the table

Tips on how to study the Word

This morning I was reading from The Swindoll Study Bible and they suggested the following:

When describing how to become rooted in God’s word, I like to use the image of a hand with it’s five digits. Five ways to get a strong grasp on the truth.

  1. Hearing the Bible taught.
  2. Reading and studying the word.
  3. Studying the Bible with pen in hand and take notes. (like in church, or in your own private time with God.
  4. Memorizing scripture.
  5. Meditating on the truth. (Think and ponder on it throughout the day.

2 Timothy 2:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

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Outside sources

How to Study the Bible | Everyday Answers – Joyce Meyer Ministries
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10 Things You Should Know about Studying the Bible | Crossway …
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4 Ways to Study the Bible – wikiHow
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Rooted in the Word: A Tool for Studying the Bible – IF:Gathering
Rooted in the Word: A Tool for Studying the Bible. Do you wish to be able to study the Bible? Do you want to learn how to read, understand, and apply the Bible?

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