How To Study the Bible
Paul wrote to Timothy: “Be diligent to present yourself, approved to God, a worker who does not need to be, ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, italics added). I love that phrase, “rightly, dividing.” Ribbon bookmarks running through the Bible, are a beautiful image of what Paul meant by “rightly, dividing” the Word of God. Paul meant for Timothy to, be a student of Scripture. Timothy didn’t have a study, Bible he could mark up and underline like we do ours, but he was to be a diligent student nonetheless—and so, are we.
I want to highlight three kinds of ribbons that must run, through each of our Bibles if we are going to rightly, understand God’s Word and apply it in the twenty-first, century.
- David Jeremiah