The Secret to Learning the Bible

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The Secret to Learning the Bible

Post  Waqar Daniel on Wed 11 Jul 2007, 8:38 pm

There are certain things that have nothing to do with learning the Bible

  1. You do need to know Hebrew or Greek languages, there is no need to spend time in learning original language of Scriptures to learn what the Bible teaches. It is better to read Bible in the language you are familiar with because it takes lot of time learn a new language.
  2. Learning the Bible has nothing to do with going to a Bible School or Seminary. God's word is not hidden in the curriculum of any Bible School or Seminary. God's Word is for everyone because "For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it." (Deuteronomy 30:11-14)
  3. Learning the Bible does not mean that you understand everything the first time you read the Bible. When you are not able to understand something, it is okay, you will understand it the next time.
  4. Learning the Bible does not mean trusting any Priest, Scholar or person to tell you what it means. However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't seek help; quite the contrary. But your ultimate trust must be in God, and not in men, for your understanding of Scripture. Proverbs 29:25 states: "The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe." If your understanding of a verse is based on your trust of what someone else has told you, you are not in a safe place.

Therefore, the FIRST Secret in learning the Bible is...


"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." See that key word there? Study. (1 Timothy 2:15)

A lot of us probably don't like the idea of study, since we often associate it with hard work and mind numbing rote, though true study is far more than just memorization. Even the writer of Ecclesiastes said (12:12): "much study is a weariness of the flesh." And that's a good thing. As anyone who takes time to work out at the gym knows, whipping your body into shape is weariness! So to it can be with study.

In the end, the secret is that there is NO secret to learning the Bible. Deuteronomy 29:29: "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law." And God's will is revealed to you in that he wants you to study, as study shows your approval to God, and it is the study of the word of truth (Scripture) that gives us understanding of the mind of God.


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ. (Philemon 1:3)

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