I have always read the Bible , but I never really studied it until these last couple of years. I have notice when I slow down and actually study the Bible I start to understand it. Each week I try to study one chapter out of the Bible. I will read this chapter in different versions of the Bible and I will listen to it on audio. This helps me catch something I may have missed the day before. The Bible is something that you continue to learn in throughout your life. God will always show you something new every time you study His word.
I have always had a hard time studying the Old Testament. Every time I would read the Old Testament all I seen was a list of names. I would also had a hard time understand people’s customs and beliefs in those days. I have learned having a good study Bible always helps. Getting a Bible that farther explains the customs and beliefs that people had back then. It also helps you know people who are mentioned in the Bible better. A Study Bible gives you more of a clear picture of the story and how it unfolds in the Bible.
By Paul Kent
By Edited by Craig S. Keener & John H. Walton