There’s a reason that I want to share with you my not so secret strategies to studying the Bible.
It’s because I grew up in the church and I didn’t know what the word “grace” meant until I was 23 years old.
It’s because I would read the Bible and then set it down without understanding what any of it meant for my life.
It’s because I was completely lost in life and the only way I got out of it was by retreating to a place where I learned this myself.
I want to help those who are still dealing with it.
This Is Where It All Began
I grew up thinking I was pretty smart. The kind of kid who got good grades and knew that everything was going to be alright as long as he saw a lot of “A’s” two to four times a year.
I even went to college, got my degree and one of those jobs where you dress up all nice and try to live the so called dream.
The only difficulty was that I hated my job and I didn’t know where to go.
Then God crushed me with an overwhelming need to go to Bible college.
If I wanted to know God, I had to know His Word and give myself totally to Him.
How Did I Learn To Study The Bible?
I went to a Bible college that was a two year program, divided into 4 semesters.
Thankfully, one of my first semester classes was called “Inductive Bible Study”.
Many of the principles that I learned in that class I still use to this day and a lot of this blog series will be what I learned from that four month period, as well as some other tips that I have picked up along the way.
The course dealt a lot with looking at the Scriptures themselves, rather than depending a lot on outside materials (commentaries and such) so that we could learn to see what the Bible says itself in context before letting someone else putting their own ideas into the text.
This was a process that was rather quick initially, but ultimately is something that we can get better at over a lifetime.
Are you in a position where you want to know the Bible better, but you don’t know where to start?
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