When reading the Bible, there are questions we should ask. This PowerPoint presentation on how to read scripture came from a youth camp I attended years ago. It is so simple, yet so profound.
When reading the Bible, we should ask these questions. By asking these questions, we can better apply scripture to our daily lives.
There are other questions you can ask when reading the Bible. Things like:
- Who is speaking, and who are they talking to?
- What are they talking about?
- Where is the story taking place?
- When did the story occur?
- What is the context of the story?
- Who is the audience?
When reading the Bible, sometimes it’s best to read a few passages at a time. I used to read it like a chapter book, but I found that I retained nothing.
Read the text and then reread it. Try to read the scriptures aloud to yourself. I find that when I read them aloud, I understand them better. In essence, you are reading God’s Word back to Him.
I also underline or circle keywords. I believe it’s okay to write in your Bible. I want to understand what the passages are saying for life application, so I write notes, circle keywords, and underline key phrases.
These are some things you can do to make understanding the Bible easier.