Would you like to get more from your Bible reading and study time? Perhaps you’re new to the Bible and not sure where to begin? Perhaps you’ve been reading the Word for years yet still not comfortable with studying God’s Word for yourself. Be encouraged! It all begins with learning to really read the Scriptures.
There are three basic steps to studying God’s Word.
- Observation —what does the text say?
- Interpretation—what does the text mean?
- Application—how does it work?
Although many of us may be familiar with these steps, the tendency can be to quickly read a passage of Scripture and then jump right to application—tell me what to “do”! Perhaps we employ the “skimmer” method, skimming the passage looking for the “good stuff” that can help make sense of our situation.…continue reading