I have embarked on a new (for me) method for studying the Bible, and it is (at this time) very exciting for me.
I am intensely studying one book, the Epistle to the Ephesians.
I took the text of the entire epistle and put it into my word processor.
I formatted it with 2-inch margins, double-spaced, and printed it out on only one side of the paper. I then placed all that into a 3-ring binder to use for note-taking during this study.
I read the epistle through a couple of times before beginning the out line of the book. Outlining took me a couple of days to complete. I found it interesting afterwards, when I checked other outlines, to find that no two are alike–not even close!
Each day, before I begin the study, I read the entire epistle in one sitting. Then I go to the section I am working on and begin praying about each verse–often, each word. I do not get very far with this method; but, then, it is not about quantity of consumption.
I make my notes all over the paper and on the blank side of the one facing me. I am basically creating my own commentary for this magnificent treatment on who we are and what we have in Christ.
Maybe I’ll begin posting some of the insights the Lord gives me as I go along.