Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Paramount Points: How to Read the Bible

Key Verse:
These are the commands, decrees, and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you. . . These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:1,6-8

How Do Your Read the Bible?

1. read daily
2. set a regular reading time
3. set a regular reading place
4. read ready to record
5. read devotionally
6. keep a spiritual diary

What to include in your Spiritual Diary
  • God’s message to your today
  • a promise from God
  • a command to keep
  • a timeless principle
  • your application

Reasons for Keeping a Spiritual Diary
  • a handy method for recording special insight from God’s Word
  • it produces an attitude of expectancy
  • it provides a handy check on regularity
  • it provides a handy review
  • it provides an easy appraisal of spiritual growth