MONDAY 23RD MAY,2016
TOPIC: STUDY YOUR BIBLE (1)
TEXT: Psalms 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.”
Let’s consider some practical suggestions for getting more out of your Bible study:
SCHEDULE IT. If you don’t, it won’t happen. Learn to say no to unimportant things. For many of us the biggest obstacle to studying the Bible is television; the average person watches over four hours every day. Discipline yourself by setting aside a specific time each day to study your Bible—and let nothing get in the way. Do it when you’re at your best physically, emotionally, and intellectually, not when you’re distracted and hurried. You know if you’re ‘a day person’ or a ‘night person’, so pick the time when you’re most alert. The spirit may be willing but the flesh is weak, so if you don’t want your study time to turn into ‘snore time’, don’t try to study when you’re tired, or right after a big meal.
Keep a notebook to jot down your observations and keep track of what God is saying to you. Writing does three things: it clarifies, reinforces and personalises. Also, ask yourself, ‘What can I take away from this passage?’ It will help to fix God’s Word firmly in your mind and jog your memory regarding what you’re supposed to do about it.
MEDITATION: Joshua 1:8
STUDY THE BIBLE
ACTS 28:17-31/1SAM 6 & 7/PS 53