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How do I study the Bible? Where should I start?

When it comes to reading the Bible, it’s better to start small and be consistent than to try to read too much and burn out. Find an amount that you can read consistently and try to stick with it as much as possible. The more consistent you are with reading the Bible, the more you’ll grow in godliness.

If you're new to studying the Bible, you may want to start with one of the four gospels. They tell of what Jesus did and said. You'll read about Jesus' birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension into Heaven. From there, consider reading sections in both the New and Old Testament. This will help you understand the big picture of how God is at work in the world.

When it comes to reading the Bible, prayer is absolutely essential. Why is prayer so important? Because we can’t truly understand the Bible unless God helps us. We need the Holy Spirit to open our eyes so that we can truly see God and know Him.

While you read the Bible, ask God to teach you His ways and give you understanding. Ask Him to help you observe His words with your whole heart. You can be absolutely sure He will answer this prayer.

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