Many find the Bible hard to understand. Would you like help to understand the Bible? Free Bible blog articles are available for you. So seek help to understand what you are reading. Seek out those who study the Bible with a humble attitude.
The city of Smyrna was located approximately thirty-five miles north of Ephesus. It was a prosperous city with a population of over one hundred thousand in John’s day (c. A.D. 95). That location had been inhabited for over three thousand years and no one knows for sure who founded Smyrna or exactly when it was established.
Have you ever been quoted out of context? Sometimes people quote something you said, but by ignoring the context of what you said they can claim that you said something different—sometimes exactly the opposite of what you actually meant! We often make this same mistake with the Bible.
There is nothing more important for the development of the spiritual life of the Christian than regular, systematic Bible study.
God has placed within each person’s heart a need for spiritual sustenance. He has provided for this need with his Word, which is literally more essential than physical food and literally more precious than any material resource.
In discussions concerning interpretations of the Bible, we often hear the phrase, “you took that out of context.” In fact, we often hear that in discussions outside the Bible, as when the media quotes a politician and the politician feels he or she has been unfairly treated. In its popular usage, the phrase seems simply to mean, “You got that wrong.”
Most people who read the Bible do so without a clearly defined goal. It is better to study the Bible with a more defined purpose in mind, for its subject matter and its intended meaning.
Many a one who is eagerly asking, “What method shall I pursue in my Bible study?” needs something that goes far deeper than a new and better method.
Herein I will help you find the path to continued understanding of God's Word. You might be asking yourself sometimes, “How is it that I, desire the light of God's Word, and I have yet to fully discover it? Why do I feel like a blind person groping for the wall, and yet stumble around at midday as if it were midnight?