Tip #1: Pray – consciously depend upon the Holy Spirit when studying God's word; He is the Author of the holy Scriptures
Tip #2: Do not consult a commentary until you have come to conclusions on any given passage for yourself first
HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE
When approaching any passage of Scripture seeking to understand what is to be gleaned, here are three things one should take into consideration:
Who is speaking?
Who is being spoken to?
What are the circumstances?
As a for instance:
A. Nehemiah 2:1-20 Who is speaking? Is there more than one speakers? Is there a conversation? Pay close attention to speaker changes. What are the circumstances for this dialogue?
B. Philemon 1:1-23 Who is speaking? To whom is he/they speaking? Why? Or, what are the circumstances that caused this letter to be written?
**Review Lesson 1 and, again, if you have any questions you are welcome to contact me through 'Contact Us' on the left side on the front/home page.
Select a passage in the Bible and carefully read it. Then re-read it, then
re-re-read the passage. Check to see if there is a parallel passage to
the passage you're studying; if so, read and re-read it also.
If your Bible has a center column you should be able to find parallel
portions of Scripture noted there. If there is no reference system, get a
Concordance and look for them there. Better yet, if you do not already
have a Bible study program I would suggest you go to e-Sword.net and
download the free Bibles and study helps you will find there. I also
suggest you make a donation from time to time for the use of this
This is a personal recommendation and neither BibleGold.org nor I
have any relationship with e-Sword or their developers.
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