How to study your Bible (3)
The Bible is like a cave full of treasure; and you’ll never reach its end. The Book of Psalms says, ‘I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad’ (Psalm 119:96 NASB). Solomon said, ‘If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God’ (Proverbs 2:4-5 NKJV).
When it comes to the Word of God you’ll be amazed by how much is in just a few small words. This is why you can study the same Scripture over and over again, leave it for a month and when you come back to it there is much more to find. The key is this: stick with it! Remember, there’s no limit to the number of questions you can ask, no limit to the revelations you can get, no limit to the ways you can put it into action. So don’t give up! The best attitude to have in Bible study is the one Jacob had when he literally wrestled with the angel of the Lord. He tightened his grip and said, ‘I will not let you go unless you bless me’ (Genesis 32:26 NIV). The result? His life was changed and yours will be too!
Bible study has no shortcuts! It’s hard work but if you keep with it and are patient it’ll be well worth it in the end. Once you have felt the joy and satisfaction you get from finding a great spiritual truth on your own, then applying it to your life, you will never approach your Bible the same way again!
‘Preserve my life according to your word.’ Psalm 119:37 NIV