If you want to grow in your relationship with Christ and know God better, you’ve got to devote time to reading the Bible. The Bible is more than just a book of inspiring quotes; it’s God’s way of showing us how to live. If you’re new to reading the Bible, or if you’ve never done it before and want a few tips, we’ve compiled some ideas that have helped us grow spiritually through daily reading.
How To Read The Bible
Read the Bible
- Read the Bible regularly.
- Read the Bible in a language you understand.
- Read the Bible as part of your daily routine, even if it’s only a few minutes per day.
- Read the Bible to learn about God and learn about yourself through God’s Word, not just to check off another item on your bucket list or get some insight into what other people are doing right now (though hopefully you’ll also get those things out of it too).
Pray before you read
Pray for guidance and wisdom.
Pray for understanding.
Pray for clarity.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to help you understand.
Pray that God’s will would be done in your life, not yours (Isaiah 55:8-9).
Pray that God’s glory would be revealed through this reading of His word (John 12:16).
Read the Bible with a pen
- Use a pen.
- Underline, highlight and make notes in the margin.
- Write down the date you read each passage, or even better: record your reaction to it.
Study with a group
- Pray before you read.
- Read the Bible with a pen in your hand.
- Study with a group.
- Read the Bible in the original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek). You can find good English translations online or at your local library or Christian bookstore. If you would like to learn more about this, check out The King James Version of 1611: A Brief History of Its Making by David Walford Rogers Jr., which is available for free online at [biblestudytools.com](https://www.biblestudytools.com/history-of-translation/king-james/) and will give you some insight into why we should read scripture in its original languages if possible!
- Read the Bible using an approach that makes sense to YOU! Don’t let anyone tell you how much time each day is right for reading scripture… Do what works best for YOU!
An important part of Christian life is reading your Bible.
As a Christian, reading your Bible is an important part of spiritual growth. Reading the Bible will help you:
- Understand God’s character better.
- Learn what Jesus said and did.
- Hear how the early Christians lived and how they were used by God to change lives.
- See how people in different parts of the world responded to God’s Word.
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