7 Questions to Ask During Your Personal Bible Study

7 Questions to Ask During Your Personal

Sitting down to have a personal Bible Study is something that most of us as believers do not do enough.  Then there is the question, “When I sit down to study scripture, what do I do?”  Its a really good question and shows where pastors have let you down by not teaching what to do.  Sadly, it might really be because a lot of pastors have no clue how to have a personal Bible Study.  After reading a portion of scripture I often find myself thinking wow, that was really cool, but no clue how to deal with what God wants to teach me through the verse.

Here are 7 questions to ask during your personal Bible Study that will help you know what God is revealing about Himself through His Word.

  1. What does this truth say about God?
    • Why would God even say it?
  2. What would my life look like if I actually believed it were true?
  3. Why did this passage catch my eye?
    • Why did it make me curious? What stirred that curiosity?
  4. How does my culture twist, distort, or reject this?
    • How has culture affected me regarding this truth?
  5. Why don’t I really believe this; or, to what degree do I doubt it?
  6. How does this truth make me love God more?
  7. What do I need to change in my thinking or actions to align myself with its truth?

There are many questions to be answered about having a personal time in the word.  My suggestion is to pick a book in the New Testament and start.  I am not against the Old Testament, in fact I love seeing God weave the gospel throughout the entity of scripture.  However, when starting out reading and meditating over scripture I have found that the truths communicated in New Testament are a lot easier to understand and apply to our lives.   Print these questions off and put them in a place you can see them and use them.

 Jonathan Haley Uhrig © 2014


*Questions originally Posted by Sam Williamson on his Blog Beliefs of the Heart in the post  Hearing God in Meditation ,originally posted July 15, 2014.

One thought on “7 Questions to Ask During Your Personal Bible Study

  • August 14, 2014 at 2:28 pm


    Wow! Thanks for sharing my article. I love what you are doing here.

    Christians are so often taught to read scripture, yet we are rarely taught HOW to read scripture. We often think it’s to get more information; I think it’s to hear the voice of God. Today.




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