Updated: Jan 18
Hi Friends just wanted to give you a few tips on how to go about your Bible study, first and foremost is dealing with your mind set and thoughts about Bible study. What we need to note is that just like any other developmental area in your life, your spiritual growth is your responsibility and you can go as far as you want in God. Important to note about this is that the extent in which you have seen God is equivalent to the extent in which you have pressed and pushed in him. God is vast and you can never exhaust this entity that we call God. Remember that the higher you climb, the better your viewing quality and quantity, so resolve in your heart to climb higher this year and see better, be adamant and diligent about your spiritual growth.
Read the whole book, read it twice once is never enough I say, this assists you in understanding the pretext and full context of the entire book and it will minimize errors of taking scripture out of context and making doctrine out of it, we do not want to fall in this trap this year.
Before studying a book it is important to know who wrote the book this will assist you in following the style of writing and why the book was written and the audience it was intended for and the socio economic environment of the time.
You are going to have a lot of questions about things that do not make sense, what is important here is that you pause, listen and investigate those inner questions as you go along because those are invitations from the Holy Spirit for you to go deeper in revelation and intimacy and it is important for your growth.
There are loads and loads of tools that will help you study out there various apps like commentary apps Greek and Hebrew lexicons to help you understand deeper meanings of certain words, there are also various books about different topics and a lot of credible teachings from spiritual Giants that have gone before us the likes of Kenneth E. Haggin, Andrew Wommack and Katherine Kuhlman - the list is endless, use those and stand on their shoulders as you study.
Lastly Bible study time should not be seen as a chore but a joyful time in the presence of the lord, ensure that you set the atmosphere, put on your worship and praise music softly, invite the Holy Spirit and enjoy the ride. Trust me it is all worth it.
Below is a list of tools you can access and download.
Strongs Concordance Bible App. The Strongs concordance will assist you to find the original meaning of texts in Hebrew and the Greek Lexicon. Follow link to download https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bible.and.strongs.concordance&hl=en_ZA&gl=US
A Bible app that has various versions for you to cross-reference in order for you to obtain more understanding of various scriptures. Follow link to download https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.xizzhu.android.joshua&hl=en&gl=US
Bible commentary app. This app allows you to see various explanations of scriptures from different sources. Follow link to download https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bible.commentary&hl=en_ZA&gl=US
Books and articles from various authors catapult us into dimensions unimaginable and I would recommend that you download books as you study. Follow link to download https://b-ok.africa/
Chat soon - Shalom