Knowledge and Use
To live and
work for the right reasons ...
Learn to use the Bible
Bible help and knowing
where and how to find it
Teaching and preaching of
* Invited speakers
* Sunday School teachers
* personal exhortation.
Rom 10:17 "So then faith
cometh by hearing, and
hearing by the word of God."
Hearing the Word of God preached and taught
increases our faith.
Sequential reading, overview of
the entire Bible
Rev 1:3 "Blessed
is he that readeth, and they
that hear the words of this prophecy, and
keep those things which are written therein: for the time
is at hand."
This is Bible reading that flows
in a chronological order from verse to verse, chapter to chapter and
book to book.
God can work in our hearts when we read the Bible, but Bible wisdom and understanding is not complete until the reader begins to grasp
what is being read. Read the Bible as a complete
story. It is all related.
Topical study , studying the Bible by topics. Skipping around throughout the Bible
picking up verses that pertain to the selected topic. An example would be to study the
topic: "Prayer." Caution! Bible wisdom and understanding is not complete unless all of the verses
pertaining to the topic are examined.
Studying a single Bible passage
at a time. An example would be to study a
Parable or a group of related verses.
Acts 17:11 "These were more noble than those
in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness
of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things
Delving into word meaning, sentence structure,
Simply committing a verse or passage to memory.
Psa 119:9 "Wherewithal shall a young man
cleanse his way? by taking heed
thereto according to thy word."
Psa 119:11 "Thy word have I hid in mine
heart, that I might not sin against thee."
Tucking the Scriptures away in your heart for
This is the constant mulling over of a verse or
passage, letting it speak to you.
Psa 1:1 "Blessed
is the man that walketh not
in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
Psa 1:2 "But his delight
is in the law of the LORD
(BIBLE); and in his law doth he meditate day and
We believe this is the most rewarding method of Bible use.
Read and reread a passage letting it
sink in, allowing the words to talk to us. This is best employed after having read through the Bible several times so a person does not jump to
the wrong conclusions, being able to know what the Bible says and
not come up with contrary dogma.
The next verse is the result of meditation.
Psa 1:3 "And he shall be like a
tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit
in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he
doeth shall prosper."
The above is illustrated with the statement
The word meditation comes
from a word that means to "chew the cud." To "chew the cud" as far
as the Bible is concerned is to re-eat it again and again,
meditation. This is another method of obtaining Bible
wisdom and understanding.
Wisdom and Understanding
Actual application of the
Bible context. This is where the meaning of the verse or passage has
come through and real life application is made.
How can you and I make sure we live and
work for the right reasons?