Reading or Studying?

The difference between reading and study is a pencil. Reading is simply reading and soaking it in. It is letting Him speak to you through His word. There are times for this, but what I am suggesting for your morning quiet time is studying. Just as the Word implies, studying is actively seeking and searching out the truths.

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth,” II Timothy 2:15.(NASB)

Here are some ideas to help you in studying:

  • Obey and apply what you read.
  • Go at it systematically. Use a plan of some sort. Read through the Bible, study a certain book, person, or topic.
  • Make your own topical index (sheet of paper or 3×5 cards)
  • Choose a verse of the day—meditate on it.  Put it to memory.
  • Share it with someone else.
  • Ask yourself questions about what you are reading.
  • Pray and ask God to show you what He has for you in this passage.

“Open my eyes that I may behold wonderful things from Thy law,” Psalm 119:18.

What tools do you use to help in your Bible Study?

Love, Love, Love,

Lorrie, Randy’s Rib

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