When I have preached on a psalm in a church, some people have mentioned to me that they were familiar with a verse from the psalm but they had not thought about the passage’s overall message. I have often wondered if believers have a good reading strategy for getting the most out of a psalm.
As you make your way through a Bible reading plan or reading on your own, sometimes you may need to slow down and go a bit deeper. You can do that by focusing in on a few key verses.
Writing it down meant the king was forced to think about the law of God he was sworn to uphold. He would go through every part of it, painstakingly writing it on a scroll, thinking about what it meant.
I often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It really isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be. Here are 5 easy steps to begin a daily quiet time.
Chapter and verse numbers help us find particular passages in Scripture. But they can also cause us to miss the larger context. Don't let them get in the way of your study.
Getting started with Bible study can seem overwhelming, but it isn’t as difficult as it may seem. To help you start your journey, we’ve provided a few tips on getting into the Bible.
Have you ever had an “I see it!” moment while reading scripture? This usually happens when we notice the details. There’s glory in the details.
The Bible is God’s very word and therefore carries the authority of God himself. But not all receive the truth of this light, and some esteem it as folly itself. How can this be? How could any reject its authoritative claims?
Once you’ve found chapters and verses on our site, you can read them in a number of translations. But that’s not the end. We've got more tricks just below the reading pane.
The fine distinctions between one biblical genre and another may be difficult to establish, but it never hurts to start with some basic questions.
I am convinced that God has spoken in Scripture in such a way that believers can achieve a sufficient, basic understanding of the text without advanced training in backgrounds. Yet the use of background studies does have the potential to greatly enrich our understanding of the Bible.