In a comment to my previous post, Rick Ritchie mentioned the importance of asking the right questions when reading and studying the Bible. I love the two questions he uses with the Bible class he teaches (the second of which I’ve adapted slightly for personal use):
- “Where else in the Bible is this taught?”
- “Is there anything I’ve noticed this time through that Ive never noticed before in this passage?”
Does anyone have any other “killer questions” which they find helpful in getting more out of a passage? My own number one question, albeit less original than Rick’s, is “Where is Jesus in this passage?”. As J.C. Ryle said in his own guide to reading the Bible:
READ THE BIBLE WITH CHRIST CONSTANTLY IN VIEW. The whole Book is about Him. Look for Him on every page. He is there. If you fail to see Him there, you need to read that page again.
Any other suggestions are welcome in the comments.