We start our study on Solomon - his life and his words - this Saturday. Be sure you have a journal, a pen, and a Bible ready for the study. Also, you will want to be familiar with our "4R Method" of Bible Study.
- Request - Before you begin to read, make sure you pray and request God's help in understanding His Word.
- Read - Read through the text twice. Once for context, and the second time, looking for one verse.
- Record - Choose one verse from the text, and record it. Write it out in your journal, so you remember it.
- Respond - Then, write a response to the God who speaks to you, based on the verse you chose.
Here is an example for you:
Request: Dear Lord, help me to focus as I read Your Word. Would you please teach me? Show me how to live for You, today, as I study and try to apply what You say to me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Read: Proverbs 1 ... read slowly ... read it twice, looking for "that verse" that speaks to you the most.
Record: "for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;" Proverbs 1:2
Response: Dear Lord, This. This is what I want. Please help me gain wisdom through this study. I want Your instruction in how to live each day. Give me understanding and insight that I might follow You more.
I'll be popping on with daily encouragements, dear one. Get ready! When we read with an open heart and a desire to hear from God ... we really do hear from Him. I am so excited to go on this adventure with you!