by Erin Bird
We are in a series here on the blog on various Bible study methods. So far we've looked at the S.O.A.P. method and the "writing" method. This week, I am going to encourage you to do something that, at first thought, you are going to probably balk at. But please give considerable thought to these week's study method - repetitive reading.
In a recent sermon, I shared how a guy's accountability group I was a part of many years ago chose to read 25-30 chapters of Scripture each week, and if just one member of the group didn't complete the "assignment," we all had to read the same 25-30 chapters again. Initially, I hated this reading plan. I was arrogant enough to think that if I had read the book of Philippians 21 times in the previous 21 days, I knew everything in it. Yet, to my shock and surprise, I saw new things on the 22nd time.
And that's when I learned the value of repetitively reading Scripture.
So here's what repetitive reading can look like:
In case you haven't noticed, little kids LOVE repetition. They rarely complain about hearing the same song, watching the same show, or playing the same game yet again. It is part of how they learn and process life.
For you to learn the ways of Jesus and process how God calls you to live life, you need more than just a one-time cursory read-through of a Bible passage. So try reading the Bible repetitively and see if God's Spirit doesn't begin to help you understand His Word in new ways.
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