2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work
On your own:
Day 1 – Hebrews 4:11-13
Day 2 – Psalm 119:1-44
Day 3 – Psalm 119: 45-88
Day 4 – Psalm 119:89-134
Day 5 – Psalm 119:135-178
WHY STUDY THE BIBLE?
The bible is the source of ….
Truth – “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” – John 17:17
God’s blessing – “But He said, More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it” – Luke 11:28
Victory – “….. the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” – Ephesians 6:17
Growth – “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word that you may grow thereby” – 1 Peter 2:2
Power – “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” – Romans 1:16
Guidance – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” – Psalm 119:105
HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE?
Observation – note what testament you’re in, what book you’re in, who wrote it, what is the genre.. Are there patterns in the text? Write down any questions you might have.
Interpretation – What does the text say? What did it mean to the original audience? Understand what the context is. What concerns caused the text to be written? How does it fit in the whole bible? Use tools: commentaries, concordances, study bibles, websites…
Application – Do I have anything in common with the original audience of the text? What do I need to repent of in light of what I just read? What did I learn about the character of God in this text and how can I apply it to my life?
PRACTICAL HELPS FOR STUDYING THE BIBLE
Make time for it
Get a study bible
Use an app
Ask for help
Get a readable translation
Write stuff down
*A lot of this information comes from a Capitol Hill Baptist Church core seminar called “How to Grow.” I would encourage you to check it out