Simple Tips Reading your Bible Daily
If there is anything, anyone needs to learn, I think it is consistency, you can be consistent in doing one thing while you are learning consistency in another, if bible reading is one of those things, here is a big solution and I know you will like it because it will show you how to read your bible daily.with tips for being consistent at it.
1. Make It First Thing First
Any study on how to read the Bible, must first discuss the reasons for why reading the Bible is important. First Timothy 3:16 says that the Bible is “God breathed,” which means that it is God’s words to us. When you have your own personal reasons for reading the bible, you are done with it. It becomes difficult for your mind to overlook or undermine those reasons. Good for you and I!
To me, the Bible is reliable and inerrant. The Bible gives us numerous ways to check its accuracy through the numerous prophecies, scientific facts, and historical details it contains. The Bible is also relevant to our lives today. It answers the big questions of life: why am I here? what is my purpose? how can I find meaning? is there life after death? why is the world full of evil? The Bible also gives us a measuring stick to identify false teaching and error.
There are some basic steps to take when learning how to read the Bible. It is a unique book. In being consistent, follow these simple principles;
2. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand. John 16:13 says, “Yet when the Spirit of Truth comes, he’ll guide you into all truth. He won’t speak on his own accord, but he’ll speak whatever he hears and will declare to you the things that are to come.”
One of the good thing about reading is understanding. you need this #3 step.
3. Read the context of the verse. The context is very important. You should not read the bible in isolation. By reading the Bible in context, you will find to whom the verse is written, why it was written, who wrote it, and the issue the author was addressing.
There is something about the bible, so take it for contradiction but that’s not true.
4. Understand cultural differences. Depending on what section you are reading, the Bible was written 3400 to 1900 years ago. Try to remove your 21st-century lenses and remember the culture of that time.
5. Recognize the type of literature you are studying. There are portions of the Bible that contain history, law, songs, prophecy, letters, poetry, and so on. If you read poetry the same way you read history, you will become confused.
There are two things we need to talk about before i drop my pen today and look out for your comments and contributions and that is, what works with who and how does it work when it comes to reading the bible daily.
Some students of God’s Word prefer to read from a chronological Bible or a yearly reading plan:
Chronological Bible – Some new Bible students are surprised that the Bible isn’t organized in chronological order.
A Chronological Bible puts the contents in chronological order, which helps the new student understand the order of events.
A Reading Plan – Several reading plans are available to help students of God’s Word complete their reading in a certain time frame—a one-year plan, three-year plan, etc. Oftentimes, the plan includes a Psalm and Proverb along with each day’s reading. These plans can be downloaded from the internet or purchased as a “One Year Bible” in a printed version.
The Bible is not simply a book to be read. We are called to study it and allow it to influence our lives. “Keep on being obedient to the word, and not merely being hearers who deceive themselves.