How to Study the Bible on Your Own

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28-12-2020, 18:20
If you struggle with where to start with, how often to read, or how to get things out of it, this article can help!


  1. Start in the New Testament. Preferably a letter from Paul. (Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Thessalonians, etc.)These letters were written to various churches at that time, instructing the Christians how they should live.
  2. Start with a few verses. Take a chapter each week and spread it out to last each day.
  3. Set aside a time and place. It doesn't have to be the same every day. You may want to read in the mornings some days and the afternoons or evenings on others – it doesn't matter. The important thing is that your spending time with your heavenly father!
  4. Use cross references and footnotes if you have them in your Bible. If you don't, that's okay! Try picking out a few words that jumped out at you and looking them up in a concordance to find other verses talking about the same thing.
  5. Keep a journal. You don't have to write a lot – start small. This helps to show you what God is revealing to you through His Word! Record ideas or verses or thoughts that come into mind as you read. Then look them over and pray about them.
  6. Add a Psalm each day to supplement the New Testament readings. The Psalms are intimate prayers and songs written to the Lord by various authors. Reading Psalms will help you get a better understanding of prayer and worship.
  7. Keep it up! God won't hold it against you if you slip up and miss a day or two. He is our heavenly father, we can come to Him as we are! His love for us stays the same. It is never-changing. He will never leave us or forsake us.


  • Think positive! Begin your prayers with thanksgiving and praise. Write out two things you are thankful for each day, and mention them in your prayers.
  • Pray before you start. Ask God to clear your mind, to show you things in His word, and to provide understanding before you begin reading.
  • At first it can seem daunting to read everyday. But when you are in the Word, it clears your mind and prepares you for the day. We are instructed to "put on the full armor of God"... Reading the Bible is a necessary part of this. Don't give up! If you feel discouraged, ask the Lord for help.

Things You'll Need

  • Bible
  • Journal
  • Writing implement
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