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00405 - How to Study the Bible

Studying the Bible systematically and contextually is essential. Read passages in their context, considering the historical, cultural, and literary background. Take time to reflect on the meaning of the verses and seek insights from trusted biblical resources. Consider the overarching themes and teachings of Scripture, allowing them to shape your understanding.

2 Timothy 2:15 says, ‘Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and correctly handles the word of truth.’ (NIV)

The best way to study the Bible is to approach it with reverence and humility, recognising it as God's inspired Word. Prayerfully ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance and illumination as you delve into its pages. Begin with a humble heart, willing to learn and be transformed by its truths. Research what you read by all means, but always remember the leading of the Holy Spirit.

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Thank You, Lord, for Your word. Let me discover its deep meaning. Amen.

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