Here are nine things to help you in your study of God’s word:
Get a King James Bible
Anything other than an Authorized Version King James Holy Bible will hinder your spiritual growth and understanding. Use the Book that God gave us!
Develop a regular reading habit
We are indeed commanded to study the Bible (2 Timothy 2:15), but don’t forget to spend some time each day reading it too. Regular reading will familiarise yourself with its vocabulary, characters, precious promises, valuable lessons, and doctrinal truths. The more familiar you become with God’s word the more you’ll enjoy it.
Have a Bible with you always
God’s word is your spiritual food and your weapon; make sure you have one with you everywhere you go. Keep one in your bag, your car, next to your bed for reading, one in your office, and so on.
Pray for wisdom and understanding
The Author of the Bible is ALIVE! He can help you understand it (James 1:5; 1 John 2:27; 1 Kings 3:5-12). When was the last time you asked the Lord for understanding?
Keep your sins confessed
Keep yourself clean (1 John 1:9). God is not particularly interested in teaching His word to someone with a wicked heart (Psalms 66:18; Ezekiel 14:1-9).
Always believe what you read
To question God’s word is satanic (Genesis 3:1), so don’t ever question it. Just believe it by faith. If you can’t understand it, then at least believe it.
Make it a habit to mark your Bible
Start marking your Bible by underlining or circling special words and verses. Write important notes and references in the margins.
Thank God for all you learn
We really are unworthy to sit at the feet of our Saviour and learn, yet He commands us to do so. We should count it an honour and privilege! When you learn a new truth, no matter how small, always THANK Him! (1 Thessalonians 5:18; Romans 1:21).
Apply what you learn
James 1:22 tells us to DO the word, not just hear it. God teaches us the word because He desires to use us in His service. He feeds us that we might be healthy and strong to fight His battles. Apply what you learn as you learn. Get your basic training and then get out on the battlefield!