- Pray for God to give you great hunger for God’s Word.
- Follow a balanced ‘biblical diet’.
- Adhere to some order in your studies.
- Read your Bible even when you are not in a mood for it or do not have a desire.
- Put together a Bible study plan going from more simple to more complicated things.
- Have a journal where you record the things God reveals to you during your Bible reading sessions.
« Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: “How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers has given you? Pick out from among you three men for each tribe, and I will send them; they shall rise and go through the land, survey it according to their inheritance, and come back to me. And they shall divide it into seven parts. Judah shall remain in their territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall remain in their territory on the north. You shall therefore survey the land in seven parts and bring the survey here to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our God. But the Levites have no part among you, for the priesthood of the LORD is their inheritance. And Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them.” Then the men arose to go away; and Joshua charged those who went to survey the land, saying, “Go, walk through the land, survey it, and come back to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh.” » (Joshua, 18:3-8).God has prepared for His children the Promised Land that was flowing with milk and honey and there was abundance in it. God commanded them to possess the land. Our ‘land’ is the Bible. Inside of it there is abundance and precious God’s promises in it. And God wants us to possess all of it. In order to do it we need to survey and get to know our land – the Bible. Joshua told the children of Israel to walk the land. We also should walk through our land, survey it, make notes and see what is where in it. It will help us to possess it. This passage of Scripture tells us that until the children of Israel surveyed the land, they did not have apprehension of what the land contained. Unless we walk our Bible land, we also do not know what we can find in it. We may hear others saying that the Bible is a wonderful and blessed book, but God desires for us to experience it for ourselves. So when you read it, you need to take notes of what God is showing you in His Word. Then afterwards when you will meditate on these notes, you will be able to possess this land because it will have become yours. Tomorrow we will continue talking about the things that can help you in your Bible studies and turn us from theorists into practitioners. I wish you abundant God’s blessings! Pastor Rufus Ajiboye
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