HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE - 2
Here is your second step in understand the Scriptures. This can be so rewarding. I am amazed how much God shows me in my alone-time with Him and His Word. Though I have studied the Scriptures for over fifty years, I am continually excited with deeper, fuller and richer understanding He gives.
2 – MEDITATION – “THINK ABOUT IT” – What does it mean?
· Discover what the Bible means. (Meditation Example: Read Acts 8:30; 2 Timothy 2:7)
· Read 1 Corinthians 2:9-13 and pray the Holy Spirit will help you understand it.
Meditating on Scripture helps you to understand its meaning. This is what we call interpretation. To interpret means to explain the meaning of what you have observed. One way to do this is to think about what the author intends the readers to understand from what is written. Understanding what the passage meant to the original author and readers helps you to understand its true message.
Another way to understand the meaning of the passage you’re reading is to compare it with other Scriptures that might deal with the same message.
(Example) Meditate: Based on these verses, write a summary of the key principles and functions that you observed from God’s Word that every person, family and church could follow at any time, in any culture.
This means that God’s Word is the very Word of God, breathed out by God. It is all that is needed to completely and fully train and equip a man of God by teaching, reproving, correcting and training him to live a righteous life. To reinforce and empower our teaching we must live a life that reflects what we teach. One needs to continue in what he has learned and has believed so others will follow and endure in persecutions and sufferings.
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