What’s the best version of the bible?

November 16, 2011 — Leave a comment

The version you will actually read.

Should I read the bible through in a year, 6-months, or quicker?

I read books fast. I read the bible slow. I have friends that read the bible through every month. I can’t do that and glean much. They are able to snag truths at a much quicker pace than myself. Find your pace.

Should I write in my bible?

Absolutely. God brings revelation to us as we read His book. When you see truths or get inspiration from your daily meditations: write them down. Write these thoughts somewhere. Use your bible, journal, or right hand.

Is there a helpful pre-reading ritual I should know about?

Begin with prayer asking God for revelation and understanding. Humbly desire to see yourself in the mirror of God’s word. The bible is exegeting you, not the other way around.

What should I do if my bible reading becomes dull?

Mark Batterson said it best: change of pace + change of place = change of perspective.

What’s the best bible-reading app?

Youversion.com is my favorite bible app.

Where is the best place to buy good bibles?

KJV readers can’t go wrong with localchurchbiblepublishers.com. Evangelicalbible.com has many different translations with price ranges that go from cheap to steep.

What’s a good method for applying the bible to my personal life?

Rick Warren’s Application Acronym:

Is there an Attitude to adjust?

Is there a Promise to claim?

Is there a Priority to change?

Is there a Lesson to learn?

Is there an Issue to resolve?

Is there a Command to obey?

Is there an Activity to avoid or stop?

Is there a Truth to believe?

Is there an Idol to tear down?

Is there an Offense to forgive?

Is there a New direction to take?

Is there a Sin to stop?

The Pattern of 2 Timothy 3:16 :

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 

Doctrine: What should I believe?

Reproof: How should I not behave?

Correction: What should I not believe?

Instruction in Righteousness: How should I behave?

Mark Driscoll’s questions for being studied by scripture:

1. Who is the author?

2. Who is the audience?

3. What was the culture?

4. Why was the book written?

5. What are the unit’s of thought?

6. How does this connect to Jesus?

7. What sins do I need to repent of?

8. What principles need integration in my life?

9. To insure integration occurs, what methods should I use?

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