7 Ways to Get More out of Your Bible Study

7 Ways to Get More out of Your Bible Study

Do you ever feel like you're not getting enough out of your time in the Word? Or have you ever read a Bible passage and walked away thinking, "That's great, but I don't really know how to apply that to my life"? Or perhaps you've decided to spend a certain amount of time studying the Bible every day... but the time ticks by at a snail's pace.

That's frustrating, but Bible study doesn't have to be grueling, complicated, or boring. In fact, God has given us everything we need to understand His Word and apply it to our lives.

Here are 7 tips that will help you get more out of your Bible study:

1. Start with the right motivation.

There are lots of bad reasons to study the Bible. You can do it to make yourself feel better, to try to impress God, or to guilt your spouse into reading it. Those are all bad choices.

The Bible was written to teach us who God is so that we will love Him and worship Him more. Bible knowledge without heart transformation is pointless, and love without understanding is misguided. We are to love God with all our hearts AND our minds (Luke 10:27). When we study the Bible with this motivation, we will come away transformed men and women.