Some Rules For Bible Study


Study the Bible in order to be able to rightly divide it. (II Timothy 2:15.)


Study the Bible understanding that it contains the mind and will of God. (II Peter 1:21.)


Study the Bible reverently and humbly. (I Thessalonians 2:13.)


Study the Bible accepting all that it says. Believing only a part of the Bible is not pleasing to God. (John 12:48.)


Study the Bible trying to learn what it has to say. Have your heart and mind open to what God has to say. (Revelation 2:11.)


Study the Bible with an honest desire to learn more of God's will for your life. (John 5:39-40.)


Study the bible with a willingness to obey what God has commanded. (Luke 6:46.)


Study the Bible with common sense. Com­mon sense tells us that the Lord meant water when He said water in John 3:5.


Study the Bible daily. Read it often. (Acts 17:11.)


Study the Bible is a systematic way learning all that God has to say. (Psalms 119:10-16.)


Study the Bible by asking "who is speaking?" Is it a fool or an inspired man? (Psalms 14:1.)


Study the Bible asking to whom a statement is made. Is this something God said to an alien sinner or to Christians? Example: John 16:13 was a promise to the apostles only.


Study the Bible by giving it priority over television, radio, etc. (Matthew 6:33.)


Study the Bible with a definite purpose to know Christ, become like Him and obey His will. (Matthew 7:21.)


By Charles Box, Walnut Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 551, Greenville, Alabama 36037 USA