“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” – Isaiah 60:1-5
LIGHT FOR NOW: A student who studies in a hurry will never get the details of what is studied and will never end up with an assimilation of what is studied.
In our conclusion of this study in the previous months, we got into establishing the most vital step one must take into consideration while embarking on a thorough bible study. These steps are listed below:
• Interpretation and
We investigated the first step critically in our previous study which is observation and then we got into interpretation which is the second step of which we will take off from where we stopped. Let’s go over some facts already established last month on the first step which is observation, as we set the pace. Observation in bible reading or study simply means paying attention to details. As a student of the word, we must be people who pay attention to details; we must never be in a hurry while reading.
This is very critical because if one misses it at observation, he will definitely miss it at interpretation. You can’t get the interpretation of a bible text right without a right observation of such bible text.
Thus, in bible reading, observation is key. Hence, at this point, let’s just highlight the questions a bible student who thinks critically must ask while observing bible texts:
• Who wrote it?
• Who said it?
• What was it talking about?
• Who was this statement about?
• To whom was it said?
• What does the text of the bible say or what is the content?
• Is it a poetry or a figure of speech?
• When was it said?
• Where was it said?
• Why was it said?
The above question was carefully examined last month with bible texts to exemplify them and bring clarity on them. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Don’t rush while studying.
PRAYER: I declare that my focus in studying is greatly increased, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Studying in a hurry is a sure way to miss out of observation in studying.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 2TIMOTHY CHAPTER 1; EVENING: 2TIMOTHY CHAPTER 2