My friends laugh at me when I get really excited about learning something new in my Bible study. But then they might ask, “How did you see that?” I have studied the Bible for over two decades, but I have not had any formal training in Bible study. Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned on my own through my own experience. Because vibrant, life-giving, thirst-quenching Bible study is such an essential aspect of my everyday life, I want to give you some of the tools from my toolbox in easy to understand terms.
The most common comment I hear when a person wants to read the Bible consistently is, “Where do I start?” Most believers desire to dig into the word of God, but finding a beginning point can be overwhelming. Do you start in Genesis and read straight through? Do you start in the New Testament? In Paul’s letters? Should you use a devotional?
How many times have you opened your Bible and hoped for a new thought, new revelation, or something you could apply today? And how many times have you finished no more enlightened than before you started?