Studying the Bible doesn’t have to be difficult and understanding could be much easier than you thought. I have seen so many different ways of studying the Bible and none worked for me and seemed to me to be added work. I found a couple ways that I found to make it easier to read the Bible and not feel overwhelmed.
First, I thought I could tell a little about how I got into Bible Studying and Digging Deeper. I grew up with my grandpa whom taught me that it was important to Dig Deeper into the Bible and to push past Boundaries. Around 4 years ago I became a Sabbath School Teacher and was the Head for Youth Classes at our Church for 3 1/2 years, where I learned about ways of Studying the Bible and even taught it.
I didn’t start Studying the Bible consistently until December of 2018 when I challenged myself in which created a great habit of getting into the Bible and learning new things every day.
Easy Ways Of Studying The Bible
You need an Open Mind when you are reading the Bible, so put aside the Church’s Theology and society’s Ideology. If you are closed minded you will struggle with what the word says. It is tough to be open minded especially when the church or society has their own ideals so pray for the Holy Spirits guidance.
Read the Bible the fact that it was to be simple for even a child to read. Many people have made it seem that the Bible is full of layers. There is some translations that make studying the Bible so find the right one that helps you get to know Yeshua. If you do find something that you don’t understand than write it down in a notebook to check it out later.
When starting out reading for the Bible daily, finding a reading plan on Pinterest than writing the verses in your planner is a great to keep track what you are reading. Normally its small amount of verses so you won’t feel overwhelmed. If you don’t want to do that, there are small easy books to jump into like Ruth, Esther, Luke and John are great to start off with just start small when it reading it daily.
Topic Studies usually has you jumping around to different parts of the bible with you reading a couple verses here and there. I found that the verse that you weren’t sent to might be kinda vague so read the verse before and after it. It will broaden the meaning of that specific verse you are reading.
I am not a fan of jumping around in the Bible when it comes to deeper studying. I found that I would miss some important information and felt mighty lost to what was being spoken to me. Studying a chapter of a book gives me more insight on what is being said and what I am to understand.
I never Highlighted my bible until a year ago and I love it. It helps me find some of the important verses that jumps out to me for many purposes. I also write down notes, mostly if their is a couple verses a chapter that I find need to be put into a summary to help me understand than I will do that. I also write down any thoughts about a verse if it speaks volumes. If you have thoughts on what you are reading or questions than you should write it down to look it up or ask someone else for questions.
In my bible I have a book introductions telling me about the author, time, place and what the book is about in a synopsis. When it comes to Paul’s writings which is the most confusing one of all, you are also told whom he is talking to and the situation that he is addressing. If you don’t have the introductions, go online and research a little bit to get some knowledge of what is going especially if you are confused.
For Deeper Bible Studying, have more than one translation on hand to cross check. I found that I get a lot of information from the Jewish/Christian bible especially when it seems that there is a topic mentioned for different things.
Bible Sources and Bible Tools
I found that all you need to read the Bible is a Notebook, Pen, and Bible Highlighters (don’t bleed through the pages). My bible area is normally at the Dining room table but you are always on the go maybe a great pouch for everything so you don’t loose it and easy to grab out the door.
If you are Studying the Bible deeper you will probably like to have access to a couple different Bible translations. A Concordance, Dictionary and Atlas are other great sources.
I hope this helps you on your Bible Studying Journey and makes Bibles Studying simpler. I wish that I had these tools when I was in high school and even the mindset that the Bible is pretty simple to understand and that the Bible has no boundaries when it comes to understand Yeshua and his plan for our lives.