Updated: May 20
Many people who come into this walk have not been taught how to study the Bible.
We have to be a student to the Father. Yisrael is YAH's wife. If you want to be a good wife, you need to be able to study your husband. It has to go further than knowing... you have to apply it.
First, you have to understand that the Bible has been around before you and people have been studying the Bible way before you were even a thought. There's a lot of information out there concerning the Bible. You need to understand that you're a student. You are not an expert! Having this mindset is doing it for the wrong person. Have humility and understand that you're a student.
As a rule of thumb when studying, you should:
Understand who is speaking
Understand who is being spoken to
Understand how it applies to you
Understand the context
Use cross references
Here are the tools you need to study the Bible:
Several translations can be used
Strongs Lexicon: you're able to see where the word has been used throughout the Bible and see what the word means
Context: helps to understand the context of the passage you're reading
Cross references: allow you to see similar ideas in other parts of scripture; also called precepts
Treasury of scripture: added context to the verse
Topical search: effective when used as a dictionary
Bible cross references
Color coding shows what's most associated with your scripture
The darker - the more associated
The lighter - the less associated
Understand who is speaking and who is being spoken to in the verses
Zondervan Bible Dictionary: a dictionary of all of the words in the Bible
Multiple verse retrieval
Type in keywords to find all related scriptures
Utilize the Tanakh
Use the example below to guide you as you study the Bible
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
we have to continually go and borrow from our oppressors
We were supposed to be the lender
12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
The Most High planned for us to go into captivity
17 The Lord hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.
Avram being told that his seed would be in captivity
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
We were afflicted for our transgressions and gone into captivity
5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy.
These are the transgressions that caused the captivity
9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not.
Have you done everything in your power to learn the Father?
Yawitazah & Dejyah Yisrael contributed this article.
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