Steve Farrar in his book “Point Man” says that reading the Bible is the equivalent of a soldier eating his rations. The Bible is our spiritual food, and without it we become weak and easy prey for the enemy.
This month’s Briefing magazine (www.Matthiasmedia.com/Briefing) contains a series of questions to use when reading the Bible. These come from the Cornerstone church in Kingston, south-west London. Their church uses these questions when reading large slabs of the Bible, and they can be used individually as well. They’re great questions and I hope they can be of use to you in your Bible reading. Not all questions will apply to every passage.
- What strikes you? What questions does this passage raise?
- What dangers/ warnings/ sins are there? (1 Corinthians 10:11)
- What do you learn about God – Father/ Son/ Holy Spirit?
- How is Jesus previewed/ revealed? (Luke 24:27)
- How are you corrected and rebuked? (2 Timothy 3:16)
- How are you encouraged to endure? (Romans 15:4)
- What do you learn about doing works of service and building up the church? (Ephesians 4:11-13)
- What do you learn about loving God?
- What do you learn about loving your neighbour as yourself?
- How do you feel you need to change to live as a man/ woman of God?
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