HELPFUL HINTS TO HELP YOU TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE BIBLE!

THE BIG BOOK GOD GAVE US…”THE BIBLE”…TODAY I’LL GIVE YOU SOME “KEYS” TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND HOW TO USE IT TO YOUR BEST KNOWLEDGE…IT WILL HELP YOU TO “NAVIGATE” THROUGH IT”…

…”Pray for understanding”…
“Before you even begin to study….”ask God to guide and show you His will”…. Remember that it is the Creator who gives true understanding through His Word. This above all else and even if you do none of the rest you must do this! You cannot gain it on your own..Psalm:119:33-40; Proverbs:3:5-8; Jeremiah:9:23-24…

…”Keep an “open mind”…
“Be willing to “admit when you are wrong” and to “change”, even if it means letting go of a long-held belief or tradition. I’m not saying your wrong in the fist place, I’m saying to search the “Absolute Truth” or God’s truth and not man’s truth! If you can successfully apply this one principle, you will be far ahead in the search for spiritual truth…Acts:17:11; Isaiah:8:20…

…”Humbly seek instruction and correction”…
“Approach the Bible with a “teachable”…”humble attitude”..The Word of God judges our innermost thoughts. It can show us who we really are. It can reveal every flaw in our character. So always be ready to “heed its correction”…Jeremiah:10:23-24… Isaiah:66:1-2, 5; Romans:8:6-9; Matthew:5:48…

…”Accept the “inspiration” of the whole Bible”…
“The entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God. When studying, keep in mind that He inspired the words you are reading; God is directly speaking to you through them…2 Peter:1:21; Philippians 2:5; John:6:63…

…”Plan time for regular study…alone or with family members”…
“It’s easy to let everyday “concerns interfere”…so “schedule study time” and try to maintain it. Over time you will look forward to this daily experience…Ephesians 5:15-17…

…”Let the Bible interpret itself”…
“If something seems confusing or even contradictory,let clear biblical passages shed light on those you find difficult to understand. Scriptures do not contradict each another; they complement each other. Also, to properly understand a verse in the Bible, don’t force your personal point of view into it. Don’t say well so and so said such and such. Instead use the context and other relevant scriptures to find the correct meaning…2 Peter:1:20; John:10:35; 17:17; Isaiah:28:9-10…

…”Study topics”…
“Concentrate, at various times, on one subject, doctrine or book. Use a concordance or other study aid to put together all the scriptures relevant to a subject. This will allow you to see all that God has to say about a particular topic…2 Timothy:2:15…

…”At least once…”Read the whole Bible”…
Go through the Bible from cover to cover. By reading every section of the Bible, you give yourself a broad familiarity and perspective that will help you shed some of the preconceived ideas about doctrinal subjects…….

……..”The Bible was written in ancient languages, and scholars sometimes differ on how certain verses should be translated today. A literal rendering is often preferred, but a thought-for-thought translation or paraphrase is sometimes better at capturing the intent of ancient figures of speech. We must also be aware that doctrinal bias can influence translation. Comparing Bible versions will inform us on disagreements in translation and help us to sort through such issues”…

…”Use study aids properly”…
” Many Bible study aids are quite helpful. They can provide valuable historical background or point you to other scriptures that add clarity to what you are reading. Aids include concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, maps and commentaries…… However, always keep in mind that such resources are not Scripture and can be wrong….

…”Seek guidance from God”…
“It is always best to seek help from qualified people in any field of study. God has commissioned His servants to guide people into a fuller understanding of His Word. …Proverbs:11:14; Nehemiah:8:8; Acts:8:30-31; 18:26; Romans:10:14-15…

…”Take notes”…
“Jot down notes and explanatory comments in your Bible, a notebook or computer. This will help you remember key ideas or related scriptures. Some people use a marking system, with colors or symbols, to keep track of key verses by categories doctrine, correction, prophecy, etc…This can help you save time when looking for a particular section of Scripture…

…”Review and meditate”…
“Take time to ponder what you have been learning. If something seems hard to understand, take some time to consider its meaning, using what you have already learned as the starting point. Reflect on what the Bible is saying and on how you can apply the verses in everyday life…Psalm:1:1-3; 119:97-99; 139:17-18…

…”Obey God’s Word and prove it right…be “approved” by God”…
“Put God’s Word to the test by practicing the things you are learning. Acknowledge how His ways bring positive change in your life. The best way to determine that God’s commands and teachings bring true peace and blessings is by living them …Psalm:111:10; 1 John:3:22; John:10:10; 8:31-32; Malachi:3:10…

…”Hold fast…what You learn”…

“Once you have proven something to be true, don’t allow yourself to be lightly convinced out of it. While

Some basics to understanding the Bible

Some basics to understanding the Bible

new evidence may overturn your previous conclusion, this must be the product of serious study in God’s Word. And always beware, because false teachers can lead you astray. Ask God to help you remain true to His teachings …1 Thessalonians:5:21; 2 Timothy:3:13-15; Colossians:1:22-23; Psalm:119:10-16…

…”Start your own library of books and materials relating to the scriptures…And “Approach the Bible With a Proper Attitude”…This great gift from our Almighty God should not collect dust on a book shelf…make good used of it…the reward of “Eternal Life” is part of it…The “treasures within” are the greatest find anywhere, keep digging and searching and You will become the amazing student of our Lord and Saviour Jesus-Christ that gave us the Holy-Spirit so we could have a better understanding of that book…don’t waste it!!!

 

 

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