Before I begin, I have something to say. I am not a Bible scholar and I’m not even the best at reading my Bible every day. I’m just a teen girl who loves Jesus and chocolate and I’m still figuring things out. So if you’re looking for tips on studying your Bible from a pro, you’ve come to the wrong blog post. I can’t give you the perfect Bible reading plan, but I do want to help you get a little better at studying your Bible and knowing God’s word. Ready? Let’s get started!
Finding the right fit:
Before you skip down to look at the different ways to study your Bible, read this. Every person has a different life. Every person has a different schedule. Every person has different needs. Not every Bible study program is going to work for everyone and that’s ok! If you try one of my suggestions (or all of them) and it doesn’t work for you, don’t worry. I’ve tried many Bible study programs and I have a hard time finding something that works for me! I hope that at least one thing I say works for you, but there is no cookie cutter pattern for Bible studying. Keep trying at tweaking programs until you find something that works for you and helps you grow.
Get a book:
If you want to really study a certain subject in the Bible, find a Bible study book about it. That’s the best way to get in depth without having to spend hours pouring over references. It’s pretty strait forward and easy.
Go on your own:
The next best way (and really, only other option) to study at home is by go in depth on your own. Pick a passage of scripture you are interested in and dig deeper. Look in the back of your Bible where you should have a concordance. Look up cross references to the words in your chosen passage of scripture and maybe even look them up in a dictionary. Even word you think you may know might surprise you.