Rules for Bible Study
We should study to know what the purpose of the writer is, and to whom each book of the Bible is addressed.
We should believe all of the Bible, not merely the portions that seem reasonable and that we fully understand. We gain an understanding of some difficult passages by repeatedly reading them.
We should have a regular time for study, and never employ that time in any other way. Thirty minutes each day devoted to Bible study will accomplish wonders.
We should not be satisfied with a mere reading of God’s word. We should strive to ascertain the deeper meaning of the Scriptures. Also, we should endeavor to retain what we learn. A good way is to memorize one verse that teaches a practical duty each day. The best way to remember a thing is to practice it.
We should study how to use the Bible in order to convert and strengthen others. “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).