How To Read The Bible
Don't let those sixty-six books scare you.
It's easy to look at that thick book and ask yourself "Where should I start?" Any large book can make you feel that way but then when you think about the Bible you may think that it is full of "thee's" and "thou's" and that it will be too much for you to handle.
It doesn't have to be so intimidating, here are some helpful tips to get you on your way to a new perspective on the Bible:
Choose a translation that is easy to understand.
Ask God to help you understand.Before you get started it is a good practice to spend some time in prayer. Talk to God and ask him to help you understand what you are reading and how it can apply to your life.
Find a place to start that is easy to understand.
- Read the Bible passage slowly and carefully.
- You may want to read the passage more than once.
- It may be helpful to read the preceding or following passages to get the context.
- Keep a pencil or highlighter handy so you can make notes, or underline key phrases or verses.
Reflect on what you just read and ask:
Check out the discipleship tools to get help in your Bible study time.
It is good to keep a journal of what you learn during your Bible study.