For more than 40 years now I have been studying the Bible, and it has drastically changed my life. It’s been the key to radical transformation in my perspectives and attitudes, and God has healed and restored my spirit, soul and body through the power of His Word. Even now, I’m still continually amazed by all of the benefits we have access to in God’s Word!
How Will Studying the Bible Help Me? – It has the power to change your life because there is life in the Word! (See Hebrews 4:12.) You’ll find that every time you study the Bible and pay attention to what you’re reading, you’re learning something.
What do I Study? – There’s really no wrong place to start. You can study anything that’s going to help you. When I first started studying the Word, I didn’t have very good relationships and I didn’t really understand what love was. By studying what the Bible says about love, I learned how to love. That’s when my life really began to change. Being able to apply what you study to your life, like I did on the subject of love, is just one picture of what studying the Bible looks like.
Practical Steps to Study the Bible – Here are four steps you can take to begin digging into God’s Word now:
1) Purposely set aside time…even if it’s not every day. Just start somewhere and you’ll see the fruit that this time brings to your life! 2) Make preparation for your Bible study. Have a place that you enjoy being; 3) Have all your materials available. You’ll want your Bible of course, but also get a good Bible dictionary, concordance, a pen and paper. 4) Prepare your heart. Talk to God about things you may need to confess and enter your study time peacefully.
Make it a top priority in your life to study God’s Word because there is power in it to change your life and help you become the person God wants you to be. And that’s the best possible life you can ever have!
Meyer, Joyce. Available at https://joycemeyer.org/everydayanswers/ea-teachings/how-to-study-the-bible. Access: December 30, 2020.