If you’re not used to reading or studying the bible, it can be daunting knowing where to start, or how to plan your studying. I have therefore put together some thoughts which you may find helpful, to give you some pointers for your bible study.
Read The Bible With An Open Mind
Proverbs 3:5-7 (NIV) Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
The bible is not a story book, it’s a book of instruction on what we need to do to live the life God wants us to live. Even so we must accept that the bible is no ordinary instruction book, but one inspired by God, just so He could tell us how much He loves each one of us.
Believe What The Bible Says
John 8:32 (NKJV) “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
The bible is not always easy to read or indeed understand, but don’t let that stop you from believing in God or in what the bible says. I’m a Christian of many years, but I still do not know or understand what God is trying to tell me in some parts of the bible. So don’t despair if you’re struggling to see God’s big picture. I believe that as our faith and knowledge of God grows, so does our understanding of His message to us. Therefore, in time I believe God will answer all our questions, all our doubts – It’s simply a matter of trusting Him to help us gain understanding of His message.
Jeremiah 29:13 (The Message) When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. “Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.”