Saturday, January 15, 2011

Write it Out

A few years ago, our friend Kevin taught us to do something called an inductive Bible study. It's an excellent way to go about studying the Bible. I'll have to tell you more about it sometime. One of the reasons I believe it's so successful, though, is because you write out the scripture you're studying. I find when I write something out, it helps me to think about it more deeply. I keep myself from just "calling out words." And when I can go back and look in my Bible study notebook and see God's words written in my handwriting, it's powerful.

Try it with these verses:

When I look at your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place, 
What is man that you are mindful of him?
And the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower 
than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, 
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalms 8:3-9 (English Standard Version)


The Hart Family said...

I've started doing this. After I write the verse out I write what the verse means to me and how it can help me to be better if I apply it's words to my life.

Becky Welch said...

I just saw this with Sasha and the teen girls. I think I am going to start this myself!!! This is amazing!

Kimberly Washer said...

That is cool!!! I'm going to have start doing that and it will probably help the disection of the scripture better because you can make as many notes as you want! LOVE IT!!

Kristen said...

This is the first step in the inductive Bible study I was talking about...I'll be blogging more about it next. =)

Jenny said...

I'm glad you're going to explain it! We're hoping to start a more "in-depth" Bible study with our teens this month.