Studying The Bible

Published May 28, 2019 by Shay Taree

So one of the things that I’m deciding to take on is by studying my bible more. I don’t know why I’m deciding to do this but for some reason I just feel the need to. But here’s the problem I don’t know where to start.

Originally I thought about buying a workbook but I don’t really want to spend the money and instead I’m thinking of just finding something on Pinterest that I can follow.

Also yes I know that not a lot of people are not religious but for me religion is something that’s important to me. It’s something that I’ve grown up with and helps to keep me grounded a lot.

So now I’m asking all of you of what do y’all use to study the Bible if you are religious. I’m curious to see if it’s something that I can use. Plus like always feel free to comment anything that you would like me to discuss. Also have a great day!

~Shay Taree

10 comments on “Studying The Bible

  • It’s awesome you’re studying the Bible. I read my Bible every morning. Personally, I think it’s important to read it everyday to hear from God and learn about His love.

  • I’m not religious in any way, I’m a staunch Athiest but I’d definitely say the best way to learn would be to read the book. I mean all the way through from Genesis to Revelations. If you want to take it a step further you can even go and learn about passages the supposedly omitted because they’re very interesting.

  • I’d start with the four Gospels. Current Western culture has a lot of obvious and not so obvious Christian influences. The Gospels (and the rest of the New Testament) are thematically similar to what you’re probably already familiar with, so they’re a perfect introduction.

    They also set the context for the Old Testament.

    I am not disagreeing with VALENTINOXSENPAI, because it’s common to read the Bible from start to finish. My hesitancy with recommending that is that there are a lot of competing schools of thought that ended up in the current canon of Scripture. In one passage, the text praises King David; in another, it denounces him in favor of Judges. The reason is that competing schools of thought maintained the oral traditions that eventually coalesced into the written Scriptures we have today. They aren’t exactly contradictions, because they all have their own goals; but it’s confusing unless you spend time studying the Jahwist versus the Priestly versus the Elohist versus the etc.

    And who has that kind of time?

    This kind of thing seems to affect the older documents more than the newer, so that’s another reason to start with the New Testament. Christian scholars would also say that starting with the New Testament presents the Savior, which gives new meaning to all of the Old Testament.

    A Jewish scholar, obviously, would have a different opinion!

    To contradict myself, BLACKSHEEP’s idea of reading Job is a good one. It’s a source of so much modern literature that studying it can help you understand modern literature.

    I hope this helps!

  • Along with reading and your study, spend time in prayer before you read and God to open your eyes and understanding to His Word. And you will find that you will start seeing things you’ve never seen before! Invest in a good study Bible (about $50) I use an old version of PC Study Bible on my computer, there are a lot of free online material available.

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