The Fundamentals of Bible Study
Even though in the 21st century, the conventional way of conducting Bible study is still by the means of sitting down together and read the Word. Just simply pick up the Bible and read it. Sounds very easy to do, right? But, just by getting your Bible and read the verses for several minutes before you go to sleep is not enough to be considered as a fruitful time for Bible study. Sure thing, you would be able to state that you have read something from it. And, I f ever that was all you desire to achieve then you have already attained your goal.
However, God does not want you to spend your time in reading His Word as if it is just part of your to-do-list. He would surely want it to be the appropriate time that He could give you wisdom by using His Word. Where He could be able to change you into a type of person that He wants you to be. So, how do you actually conduct your Bible study? It should be under the assistance of the Holy Spirit.
Right now we would figure out some of the basics of Bible study.
1. Never forget to ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit before doing your Bible study.
2. You can write down your insights in your Bible.
There are people who are afraid that they would create mess in their Bibles. Do not be hesitant. You can actually make your own notes in the sides of your Bible and make highlights on the passages that has impact in your life. This would make things easier whenever you sit down and try to revisit the important lessons that you have learned.
Through the method of regularly reading your revelations and notes, you be able to remind yourself about the important things that the Holy Spirit exposes to you whenever you study.
3. Choose a particular reason or topic for conducting your Bible study.
Focus your Bible study into anything that you happen to be interested in, and you would not forget to conduct your Bible study again and again. Discover on what the Almighty Father has to tell about improve one’s faith and raising God-fearing children. Acquire for all the wisdom in the book of Proverbs or you could read about the entirety of the creation in the book of Genesis. This is surely an excellent method to customize your experience in Bible study.
Of course, by means of reading the Bible is not the only method to do your Bible study. Bible study classes and study workbooks could be excellent methods to grow with a good relationship with God by means of reading His Word. You could actually read the Bible online. Bible studies that are conducted online could make the Word available to a person whenever and wherever he or she is. So, you can already take your break and go to an online Bible study.