Having trouble understanding what the Bible says? Often common sense and facts of science appear to contradict its interpretation. If this is the case, you must take time to study the context, tone, and language of the Bible to discern the true meaning. When in doubt, seek the counsel of someone who knows the Bible well. They can help you interpret passages that seem to contradict common knowledge. Here are some tips to help you understand the Bible better:

Character study

If you’re considering studying the characters in the Bible, there are a few things you should do to prepare for this study. One way is to read the Bible passages to find the characteristics that are most unique to the characters you’re looking at. Taking notes is an essential part of Bible character study. You should look for cross-references, but some Bibles do not mention the characters’ names. They are often only mentioned by title or pronouns.

Biographical study

If you have never done a biographical study of the Bible, the process is akin to writing a biography of your favorite celebrity. To make the most of your Bible study, you should pick a character whose life you want to learn about. You should pick someone who was not well-known at the time. For example, Elizabeth was mentioned in only one chapter of the Bible. You can begin by identifying the relevant Scriptures and then read all about this character.

Topical study

A topical study of the Bible can be a great way to grow your faith and discover God’s purpose. There are hundreds of topics for you to choose from, and you can complete them all at once. Many topical studies include a list of scriptures that relate to the topic. To start, choose one topic that interests you. This can be as simple as trust or abstract as a fear of failure. Whatever topic you choose, be sure to make it fun and engaging.

Sword method

The Sword method for studying the Bible is a popular approach to scripture study that is centered around the idea of a “sword,” or the word “God.” The sword symbolizes clarity and precision. The method is designed to help believers come into a deeper relationship with God. Instead of reading the Bible as a set of facts, the method involves focusing on the Word of God and asking questions to deepen understanding of Scripture.