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How to study the Bible

 
1 Thessalonians 2:13   For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
 
 Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
 
Psalm 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3   And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
 
   I was once  in a church in between the church services and there on an empty bench  was lying a well used Bible, that someone had left, as I picked up the Bible the anointing of the Spirit of God leapt out of the pages, to my surprise. I asked God what was so special about this Bible. He said to me that the person who owned it, read  it  applied it faithfully. I had a similarly experience when I was once passing a house on a corner where I felt the anointing of God's Holy Spirit, and songs of praises came over me. I asked God how come and he replied " a faithful child of mine  lives in this home. Can the same be said of your own Bible and of your dwelling place?

 Make up your mind that you will put some REGULAR daily  time every day into the study of the Word of God.    MORNING AND EVENING  It is one of the most fruitful resolutions that any Christian ever made. The Bible ought then to be studied as no other book is. It should be studied as the Word of God.

Many people are concerned about the right way to have a Bible devotional, about the right way to study the Bible.. they get confused in the semantics and forget the most important thing firstly is to personally read the Bible, to have personal daily devotional, to personally study it just where you are even  just as you are. A baby learns to eat gradually, even if it is sloppy at first it still eats. So eat your Bible daily and mature in the process.

(Mat 4:4 KJV)  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

How to have a good Bible devotional

William Lyon Phelps, the noted educator, once declared that a personal  knowledge of the Bible without a college education is worth more than a college education without a knowledge of the Bible.
 
  A true daily Bible devotional includes Personally Discovering the Word,  Responding in Prayer,  and also Applying the Word. And all you need first  is only a Bible, even multiple versions of the Bible. The bare minimums, in my opinion, are firstly  the  the King James Version (KJV), the New International Version (NIV), and the New King James Version (NKJV),  the living Bible (TLB) for a start.
 
A person must be first  "Born from above", regenerated by the Holy Spirit in order to NEXT  to fully understand the Bible and it's many hidden turths  for the interpreter the Holy Spirit himself leads his own people.  Now the non christians can understand much of it's history, people, and even some of what is being said. But the man who has not received spiritual life from God CLEARLY lacks the essential qualification for understanding the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit Himself. Books and commentaries are not a valid substitutes for the Holy Spirit.
 
Firstly the Bible still is its own best teacher but it has to be read, studied, meditated upon personally  first. 
 
Some ground rules here too still need to be set up, followed  first:
 
Pray first for guidance, illumination, insights before even opening, reading  God's word.  Ask for His guidance and to be able to accept what is written and to be able to apply His will to your own life as well as in others. 
 
The Bible is not arranged like an encyclopedia rather like a topical reference manual.  Thus you cannot go to chapter 1 and read everything about God and go to chapter 2 to read everything about Jesus, and go to chapter 2 to read everything about the Holy Spirit.. rather you have to become familiar with the whole manual gradually, in a life time too.. and not overnight!!
 
Also do remember when reading the Bible the verses and chapter breaks are placed in the scriptures by man. Thus you may have to read the chapter, verses before and afterwards too for the divisions  they do conform better to the original language than verses.
 
If you have a Question about anything pray and ask God to give you the answer.  Wait till he does but continue to read his word. When you are reading and come across something that yet does not make sense to you, reread the paragraph or chapter again.  If you still do not understand, write down the problem area and do continue onward. You may often may discover the answers later in your readings even in another day.
 
Start reading the Bible with the New Testament- Jesus always is the central theme of the Bible.  
  1. Read "Mark." (It is written in chronological order.)
  2. Read "Matthew."  (It goes into better detail of some events and adds more about Jesus.)
  3. Read "John."  (It contains a lot of the life of Jesus not before read, especially his last two weeks before the crucifixion.)
  4. Read "Luke"  then "Acts."  (Both written by Apostle Paul's traveling companion Luke.  Acts is a continuation of Luke.  It describes the early church and contains the examples of New Testament conversions.)
  5. Read "Galatians."  (It deals with the reasons why we do not follow the Old Testament Laws in a more simplified way than does Romans or Hebrews.)
  6.  Do also read the Books of Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Ruth, Genesis   as well.
  7. Then read the rest of the New Testament starting at Romans and going to Revelation.
In reality the people who mainly start reading, studying  directly only with the Old Testament or the Book of Revelations tend to almost never read the Bible all the way through and become too easily discouraged.. 
 
2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NIV)
 
Remember that the New Testament is what is finally legally binding on us today and not the Old.  The New Testament requirement  has supeseded all of  the Old Testament requirements. We thus all do need to follow God's will for us today and not what was originally intended solely for for the Old Testament Jews. A knowledge of the Old testament helps us to understand better the new though as well. 
 
Do not Study  large amounts of the Bible in one setting.  You can read a whole section of a Bible book in one sitting to get generally familiar with it.  Take also rest, exercise, meditation breaks often.  In studying  do stay with about 4-6 chapters a day. 
 
Read the Bible with an open, clean,  fresh mind. Do first forget everything you may have ever heard about Jesus, God, The Holy Spirit, the Church, the supposed Gospel truths, and even about he Bible elsehwere before you start reading the Bible. Let God confirm all of His truths to you again even.
 
Never, never read the Bible trying to prove any of your own belief on any subject. Don't take with you in your reading what you want it to say with you first.  It is a really sad  human nature to take ideas out of context, to wrongfully try to exalt oneself and not God too. 
 
Essential TIPS ON READING THE BIBLE 
  • Set a regular time to read the Bible each day
  • First Examine Your Motives For Reading The Bible
  • Read the Bible  with an  open, honest  responsive heart
  • Pray  Ask God to open up your mind and to prepare your heart for his Words..
  • We still do really need to have the Holy Spirit to clarify and illumine our minds so we can understand God’s word, rely on him to help you to understand what you read.
  • Consider the context of the passage and try to Consider what the passage meant to the original readers
  • Read the passage again, repeatedly  looking for main ideas and key words
  • Write, record  down three or four main points that strike you as applicable.
  • Remember the read passages during the day and try to apply them.
  • Some Bible lessons still do need to be repeated, relearned. 

Now with these rules also in your nind now do get on your Bible Way. Your voyage through God's Word will take a life time but it is one that you really cannot even daily live with out as well. It will be still the best road of traveling that you can ever take.  It can teach you the most critical, important things for this life and the one to come, and also show you the right way and the errors of your past, present paths as well, but only if you read and obey it, practise it daily too.

(Prov 8:34 KJV)  Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
 
Jesus himself told us what attitude we should have in studying God's Word the Bible..
 
(Luke 8:5 KJV)  A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6  And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7  And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8  And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 9  And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? 10  And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 11  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15  But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. 16  No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. 17  For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. 18  Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. 19  Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press. 20  And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. 21  And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
 
(2 Tim 2:15 KJV)  Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
 
(2 Tim 2:16 KJV)  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

(1 Cor 8:1 KJV)  Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. 2   And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.3   But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

The following are still mostly a  false approach, false tools for even a Bible study, rather they are a study of what other men think of the Bible passages only.. not really a true personal Bible study too. Thus you do not need even to read such material firstly or lastly ..

Darby's Synopsis Gill's Exposition Geneva Study Bible
Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Matthew Henry Complete Matthew Henry Concise
People's New Testament Robertson's Word Pictures Scofield Reference Notes
The Fourfold Gospel Treasury of David
Wesley's Explanatory
Sadly yoo many  men and women who do even  write books, Bible expostions  tend to have a personal, hidden agenda;  and even a false desire of economic gains, to be worshipped and not rather to glorify Christ.. Read the Bible first, and over and over again too,  and not firstly the false substitutes.
 
Valid, true quiet time Bible studies help you personally to discover the Bible's true  meaning for yourself.  A quite time Bible devotional  also would not be complete with out a color marker to note a special applicable, meaningful verse and a notepad or a computer  to record the verse for future reviews, sharing with others.  See for example http://members.fortunecity.com/jtrend1/freewp/rtfp.htm
 
A prayerful and Humble, Seeking heart  are  also essential..
 
(Deu 4:29 KJV)  But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
 
(Psa 119:18 KJV)  Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
 
(Psa 25:8 KJV)  Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
 
(Psa 25:9 KJV)  The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
 
(Luke 18:13 KJV)  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
 
(Luke 18:14 KJV)  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
 
Obedience is also essential  
 
(John 7:17 KJV)  If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.  "Obedience--the prompt, exact, unquestioning, joyous obedience--to every command that is evident from the context that applies to you. Be on the lookout for new orders from the King. Blessing lies in the direction of obedience to them. God's commands are but signboards that mark the road to present success and blessedness and to eternal glory."
 
God's will is revealed by his word so the more we obey God the more discerning we will be to his will, his word too.
 
(Jer 7:25 KJV)  Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
 
(Acts 17:11 KJV)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
 
(1 Ki 18:36 KJV)  And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
 
(1 Sam 3:10 KJV)  And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.
 
(Psa 61:8 KJV)  So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.
 
(Psa 72:15 KJV)  And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
 
- Unless God first tells me otherwise I read my various Bibles to start with anywhere, in any passage.. and I have been doing this the last 20 years too and God speaks very effectively to me that  way, for  the Bible firstly is merely firstly a phone line to heaven.. all you have to do first is to pick it up, use it  and the Holy Spirit will start to speak through it,  if you have a good connection also,  a connection that is not plugged up with personal  pride, unrepentant sins..
 
(2 Tim 3:16 KJV)  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
 
- It is always exciting when God speaks to us through his word and next uses it to help others too ehh.. It is still surprising how little many many Christians everywhere know about devotionals,  and why it is not more readily encouraged, because the others do not themselves have good daily Bible devotionals..
 
(Psa 119:162 KJV)  I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
 
(Psa 30:5 KJV)  For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
 
- Do learn to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit as you continually, daily read God's words..
 
(Luke 5:5 KJV)  And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6  And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
 
- Remember this specifically what a great difference the word of God will do even in your empty, void life...
 
Note this we as Christians must live by faith in God.. faith comes by reading, listening to, obeying, following after, holding to, claiming God's daily words to us personally.. just reading and studying the Bible is not enough.. you must also exercise your faith in God.. and also do share it with others often too..
 
(Hosea 14:9 KJV)  Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
 
(Gal 3:11 KJV)  But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
 
(Hab 2:4 KJV)  Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
 
(Rom 1:17 KJV)  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
 
(Heb 10:38 KJV)  Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
 
(Mat 26:40 KJV)  And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
 
- I STRONGLY RIGHTFULLY  RECOMMEND DAILY READING THE BIBLE AND PRAYING 30 MINUTES, especially for all Pastors, Christian workers, IN THE MORNING AND THIRTY MINUTES AT NIGHT, AS WELL AS MEDITATING , APPLYING DURING THE DAY WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY LEARNED IN THE BIBLE
 
(Prov 8:30 KJV)  Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
 
(Prov 8:34 KJV)  Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
 
- After all the devil will still daily oppress you and you need help, strength to over come him too
 
(Psa 56:1 KJV)   Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. (Psa 74:22 KJV)  Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.  (Psa 56:2 KJV)  Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High. (Psa 88:17 KJV)  They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.
 
(Psa 68:19 KJV)  Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
 
(Psa 86:3 KJV)  Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
 
(Psa 88:9 KJV)  Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.
 
(Mat 6:11 KJV)  Give us this day our daily bread. (Luke 11:3 KJV)  Give us day by day our daily bread.
 
(Luke 9:23 KJV)  And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
 
(Acts 2:46 KJV)  And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
 
(Acts 5:42 KJV)  And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
 
(Acts 16:5 KJV)  And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
 
(Heb 3:13 KJV)  But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
 
Various Methods of Personal Bible Study  include:-
 
- Devotionally  During  your regular time spent with God each day, a few verses of Scripture are prayerfully meditated on.
 
Keep your devotional Bible study separate from your detailed Bible study time..
 
- Word study   You can study a specific word as it is used through out the whole Bible eg Saved, Sealed..Context - the most important rule here the Bible study is "consider the first and all of the  subsequent context of the word! This cannot be emphasized enough. Look also at each of the words, verse in the context of the verses that surround it. Compare all of the words that are alike  When you read a verse in the Bible ask yourself What does this verse mean? Then ask: What does it mean for me?  Find the exact meaning of every passage given in the Text Book on any subject.Note the exact words used. In the next place get the exact meaning of the words used by finding how the word is used in the Bible. The Bible usage of the word is not always the common use of to-day so compare scripture with scripture. Meditate on a verse during the day as well. A verse must oftentimes be read and re-read and read again before the wondrous message of love and power that God has put into it begins to appear. Arrange the results of your topical word study in an orderly way and write them down to help you review it further, to share it too.
 
- Consecutively  You can study entire books - To give yourself a good overall knowledge of the Bible, you could  try to read the Bible through cover to cover in 2 years This will involve reading  2 chapters per day. Reading guides and calendars exist to help you with your readings. Use one chapter from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.
 
The First rule in rightfully interpreting scripture is to read it straight forwardly. Rightfully dividing the word of truth. Scripture must be interpreted "literally" as much as possible. Consider the plain sense meaning of a passage first. Figures of speech are usually identifiable immediately. For example, when the Israelite spies reported that the people in the land had cities with walls up to the sky, the spies clearly were using a figure of speech. Don't build any Biblical  principles on traditional practices. Build your principles on the established Bible practices. Most of the supposed Bible contradictions are not contradictions at all. They seem to be contradiction because we don't really do not know, understand enough of our Bibles firstly.  Parallel passages are also important. The meaning of many of the most difficult passages in the Bible is made perfectly plain by some other passages that throws light upon them. The big advantage of a computer Bible study software is that it does a lot of the work of flipping many pages for you. It also allows you to do more accurate  searches that would be impossible with the rather too often limited normal concordances. It also allows you readily to make copies of passages and to record them as well, to review them. You do not have to know Jewish History or Greek  to adequately understand the Bible. God wrote the Bible so that all of the persons could understand it, apply it, Jews and Gentiles too. He God alone helps you to understand rightfully firstly.
 
The Bible is the Written word of the God of Glory; He who is the Creator of all things and he help us next also to understand it too. But you first have to read it yourself. Like any good book The Bible  must be read right through first as well.  I suggest you  read the New Testament, then the Book of Psalms , Proverbs, Ecclesiastes first,also the  Book of Esther, Ruth, etc.  Start at the beginning of a book and and continue on to the end.  That way you can read the whole Bible next too. It will take time, but it is not all insurmountable.  YOU MUST read it through from beginning to end more than once too. (Continue to Remember the Bible is it's own best interpreter and not mere men or women!)
 
Start by reading a whole Book of the Bible quickly to get a feel for a passage. Read from the start of the book to the end so that you get the entire idea the author is expressing. Then go back and read it again more slowly. Understand what it is saying. . Make notes for yourself. Do even read the same passage over and over.  Try to also understand why the author God  is writing this book, why God has included the mentioned topics, words there too. Like in other things many people find it is helpful. less stressful  to read at the same times each day. You should read a portion of the Bible every day, morning and night. 
 
Psalm 119:105 - Your Word is lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (NIV)
 
2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be equipped for every good work. (NIV)
 
Joel 2:28 - And afterwards, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. (NIV)
 
"We, as Christians,  have a manufacturer's handbook, a "how-to" book -- it is God's inspired Word -- the Bible. The Bible is God's instruction book for life. If we never read the Bible we are missing out on something. Simply reading it puts power in our lives. As we read, we begin to discover who God is and what God is doing in our hearts, what is his will for us, helps,  and much more too.
God speaks to us through His Word and
  • directs us,
  • challenges us,
  • warns us,
  • comforts us,
  • assures us.

Someone once said, "The Bible is the only book in the world, that when you read it, the Author himself shows up!" He himself  helps you to understand it too".

Reviews

(Jer 10:10 KJV)  But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation... 12  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.. 21  For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
 
A valid, true quiet time Bible studies helps you personally to discover the Bible's true  meaning for yourself.  A quite time Bible devotional  also would not be complete with out a color marker to note a special applicable, meaningful verse and a notepad or a computer  to record the verse for future reviews, sharing with others..
 
Rightfully dividing the word of truth. Build your moral, biblical principles not on the established  practices around you but on the established Bible practices. Thus a verse must oftentimes be read and re-read and read again before the wondrous message of love and power that God has put into it begins to appear. Look also at each of the  verses also in the context of the verses that surround it. Meditate on a verse during the day as well.  Parallel passages are also important. The meaning of many of the most difficult passages in the Bible is made perfectly plain by some other passages that throws light upon them.  Most of the supposed Bible contradictions are not contradictions at all. They seem to be contradiction because we don't really do not know, understand enough of our Bibles firstly. You do not have to know Jewish History or Greek  to adequately understand the Bible. God wrote the Bible so that all of the persons could understand it, apply it, Jews and Gentiles too. He God alone helps you to understand rightfully firstly. Continue to Remember the Bible is it's own best interpreter and not mere men or women!  Try to also understand why the author God  is writing each of the verses. See how the verses apply to you first, then to others.The big advantage of a computer Bible study software is that it does a lot of the work of flipping many pages for you. It also allows you to do more accurate  searches that would be impossible with the rather too often limited normal concordances. It also allows you readily to make copies of passages and to record them as well, to review them.
 
(Isa 28:10 KJV)  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
 
2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be equipped for every good work. (NIV)
 
 
(Hab 2:4 KJV)  Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
 
(Acts 17:11 KJV)  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
 
(Hosea 14:9 KJV)  Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
 
(Psa 25:8 KJV)  Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
 
(Psa 25:9 KJV)  The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
 
That we henceforth be no more children [unlearned], tossed to and fro, and carried about with every  wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. Ephesians 4:14
 
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Peter 1:19
 
I am absolutely amazed as to how  too many of the suggested Bible study approaches today anywhere seem to lead you away rather from directly reading, studying the Bible itself  and wrongfully tend to point out useless references , digressions still mainly as to even what other men interpret  the Bible to say.
 
The absolute essential basics of a valid Bible study too often are not encouraged, being carried out including..
 
1: Accurate Bible Word study. This includes that you first do look up the use of the individual words in the first passage mentioned, and in  other Bible passages.The law of first mention, includes  the literal meaning of a word. Every word originally had but one meaning; and this, of course, which was first, was the natural, or the literal, intended  meaning.  "The sense which is so connected with the word, that it is first in order mentioned in the Bible defines it clearly for the rest of the Bible. Thus  next when this word is next presented the definition of it is spontaneously presented to the mind, as soon as the sound of the word is heard. This includes that you look up the use of the individual words in other Bible passages. Unfortunately this study is still best dozen with the KJV Bible, not the newer too often mis-translations.
 
2: Still Prove it first by the Word. "To the Law and to the Testimony, if they speak not according to these it is because there is no light in them" (ISAIAH 8:20). This would include  isolated, out of context verses being still properly studied.
 
3: Jesus Himself is the central theme of the Bible, All  Bible studies and not anything else..
 
“But these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name” ( John 20:31)
 
(Rev 19:10 KJV)  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
 
O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. (Luke 24:25-27).
 
4: There is no personal interpretation of any Scripture verse... 
"But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God." 2 Pet 1:20-21
 
5: Many persons wrongfully add,  or take away from the Bible verses still
(Rev 22:18 KJV)  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
 
 

Note- Most Christian persons too wrongfully do not meditate on God's word during the day so God does not bless them, or  speak to them during the day as a result too.

(Rom 2:19 KJV) And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
 
If you want God to use you, he also desires to use what you have learned, personally applied firstly yourself  from the Bible..   You have to also  turn over in your mind during the day what the Bible passage you had read is really  is saying  to you, to your day.. to others...

"The word 'meditate'
is a word that is
somewhat wrongfully lost in our
too fast society"

 Read the Bible itself over and over again till God makes it real for you.. not rather the other books, commentaries..
 
D.L. Moody once said, “The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge.  The Bible was given to change our lives.”  That’s what it’s for.  The Bible was given to change our lives. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.”   James 1:22 says, “Remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don’t obey, you are only fooling yourself.”  It’s a lot easier to hear God’s Word than to put it into practice. God wants us to obey his Word, not just to know it.  "But if you just use my words in Bible studies, but don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach.  When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards." (Matthew 7:24-27 The Message)  so say and mean it " I will start reading God’s Word everyday." and " I will make the Bible the final authority in my life"  Do pray this prayer: “Lord, I need to read your word.  I need to meditate on it as well during the day  and to obey it.  For all of the next days I will  use your Word to educate me, to expose what’s wrong, and to build my character.  Use your Word to prepare me in every way, fully equipped for every good thing you want me to do.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
 
Learning also how to pray effectively

(James 4:2 KJV)  Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3   Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Daily Bible devotional reading is also related  to God answering our daily prayers for our own needs and the needs of others. Our meditating on God's word let's us also know what is God will for us,  what we should do, and how to pray in God's will today, not rather in our will.. if we pray according to God's will we know, we can next be assured then our prayers will  be answered.. Still sadly many people do pray   out of God's will for them and thus their prayers are not answered, even cause they have not discovered what they should be praying, what God's  present will is for them through His word.
 
(Isa 56:11 KJV)  Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
 
(Rom 13:14 KJV)  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
 
 For example: If we medidate on theses verses below
 
(Isa 55:1 KJV)  Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.2  Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3  Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live;
 
(2 Cor 12:7 KJV)  And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 9  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
 
(2 Cor 4:6 KJV)  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8   We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11  For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
 
(2 Tim 3:10 KJV)  But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
 
(John 16:2 KJV)  They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.3  And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
 
Psalms 2:1  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
 
(Nahum 1:3 KJV)  The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked:
 
(Psa 105:14 KJV)  He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 15  Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
 
(Mat 5:11 KJV)  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
 
(Mat 5:44 KJV)  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
 
(Psa 3:2 KJV)  Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
 
(Psa 25:14 KJV)  The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.
 
(Psa 25:15 KJV)  Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
 
(Psa 3:3 KJV)  But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
 
(Psa 3:4 KJV)  I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
 
(Psa 3:5 KJV)  I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
 
(Psa 6:10 KJV)  Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
 
(Psa 3:6 KJV)  I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
 
(Psa 3:7 KJV)  Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
 
(Psa 3:8 KJV)  Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.
 
(2 Cor 1:3 KJV)  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;4  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5  For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6  And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7  And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. 8  For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: 10  Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
(Jer 17:5 KJV)  Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD
 
(Prov 3:7 KJV)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
(2 Tim 2:24 KJV)  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25  In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
 
(Isa 66:2 KJV) For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
 
(Mat 4:4 KJV) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
 
(1 John 1:9 KJV)  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.10  If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
 
(Psa 66:18 KJV)  If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:19  But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.20  Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
 
(2 Cor 7:1 KJV) Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

(Luke 11:35 KJV) Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

If we mediate on all of theses verses we can clearly see that God himself allows our trials:- to cause us to trust in God and not in ourselves, to humble us, to turn our eyes back on him, to get our attention, to teach us truths, and thus  next when we are humble we can also help others, but God still does not approve of others abusing us and we can pray against this and pray for God's personal help on our behalf in all of this
 
(Psa 26:1 KJV)  Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.

 The Bible is mandatory daily reading 
and following after for all persons too. 
(2 Tim 3:16 KJV)  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17   That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
 
(2 Pet 1:19 KJV)  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.21  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
 
(Psa 119:11 KJV)  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
 
(2 Cor 3:18 KJV)  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
 
(2 Tim 2:7 KJV)  Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
 
(1 Tim 4:13 KJV)  Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
 
Psalm  1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
 
  Prayer: Dear Lord, In Jesus name I thank You for giving us Your word in the Bible. Help us through your  word and through  the Holy Spirit to know your will, and  to always to take the time to listen to,  to obey your words, as well . Help us to daily know and apply personally the Bible better too. Amen.

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When in sorrow.................................................................call John 14
When men fail you..........................................................call Psalm 27
When you have sinned..................................................call Psalm 51
When you worry................................................call Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in danger................................................call Psalm 91
When God seems far away........................................call Psalm 139
When your faith needs stirring..............................call Hebrews 11
When you are lonely and fearful................................call Psalm 23
When you grow bitter and critical.................call I Corinthians 13
When you feel down and out..............................call Romans 8:31
When you want peace and rest..................call Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than God.................call Psalm 90
When you want Christian assurance............call Romans 8:1-30
When you leave home for labor or travel..............call Psalm 121
When your prayers grow narrow or selfish............call Psalm 67
When you want courage for a task...........................call Joshua 1
When you think of investments and returns.............call Mark 10
If you are depressed.....................................................call Psalm 27
If your pocketbook is empty.......................................call Psalm 37
If you are losing confidence in people........call I Corinthians 13
If people seem unkind....................................................call John 15
If discouraged about your work..............................call Psalm 126
If self pride/greatness takes hold..............................call Psalm 19
If you want to be fruitful.................................................call John 15
For understanding of Christianity......call II Corinthians 5:15-19
For a great invention/opportunity..............................call Isaiah 55
For how to get along with fellow men..................call Romans 12
For Paul's secret to happiness...............call Colossians 3:12-17

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                      For dealing with fear......................call Psalm 34:7
                      For security...................................call Psalm 121:3
                      For assurance...................................call Mark 8:35
                      For reassurance........................call Psalm 145:18
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And Let's not wait until all else fails, till we have more problems to first  read God's Word!

 
Example of the need to further mediate on God's words..
 
(Jer 10:23 KJV)  O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. 24  O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. 25  Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate

Really sad, still too many preachers, persons still do quote non applicable, even isolated verses of scripture, and wrongfully  even out of their context to justify a point that they have already pre-assumed, personally even showing their ignorance of the rest of the Bible as well and also doing more harm than good.

Take for example real Justice. We often wonder also seem why we do not see more of it these days too..

(Jer 12:1 KJV)  Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?

(Jer 9:1 KJV)  Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!2  Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. 3  And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. 4  Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. 5  And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. 6  Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. 7  Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? 8  Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.  9  Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

(Isa 56:1 KJV)  Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

(Isa 58:2 KJV)  Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.3  Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.  4  Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.  5  Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? 6  Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? 7  Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 8  Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward. 9  Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10  And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: 11  And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 12  And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 13  If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14  Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. 59:1  Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2  But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3  For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4  None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. 5  They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. 6  Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. 7  Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. 8  The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. 9  Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

(Jer 9:23 KJV)  Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

(Jer 9:24 KJV)  But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

This verse alone has to be considered in more detail as well.. note the order of loving kindness, first, next  even earthly judgment, and earthly righteousness, instruction in the way of as well..

Or what about "What to do when you are having Marital Problems"

Two spouses are both fighting and yet it seems God does not intervene until one of the party stops also fighting, and apply Biblical principle such as

 (Eph 4:31 KJV)  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

(Mat 6:13 KJV)  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Note the  related important verses was left out above..

(Eph 5:1 KJV)  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
 
And how does God still treat an unrepentant  sinner?
 
At first one reading this above two  of verse Eph 4:31,32 simply,  briefly would maybe make think that the mere simple solution is for one party to forgive the other and that would settle the matter. In reality that is also not so!
 
One of the party often may wrongfully thinks  that they can still continue to do their wrong and the other party merely has to love and forgive them.. and this is not exactly so!
 
(Jer 11:14 KJV)  Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.15   What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.
 
(Jer 11:18 KJV)  And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou showedst me their doings. 19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered. 20  But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.
 
(Heb 10:30 KJV)  For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31   It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
 
We cannot uphold just one principle, teaching of the Bible  and overlook another clearly also valid Biblical teaching, principle..
 
Firstly (Gal 6:7 KJV)  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
 
Secondly (Rev 3:19 KJV)  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
 
(Eph 4:31 (2 Th 1:8 KJV)  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
 
Thirdly (Luke 3:8 KJV)  Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 9  And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
 
Even repenting of a sin, admitting one's wrong to the party involved is not enough, restitution, restoration  may also to be made.  A thieve has to restore what he stole. A past slanderer also  has to correct the wrong he or she did.
 
(Exo 22:4 KJV)  If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
 
(Mat 5:23 KJV)  Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;24  Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25  Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26  Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
 
(Mat 5:27 KJV)  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28  But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29  And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30  And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 31  It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32  But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
 
The following verse has also to be fully considered, applied to both of the spouses too.
 
(Ephesians 5:21-33 KJV) (21) Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. (22) Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (23) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. (24) Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so {let} the wives {be} to their own husbands in every thing. (25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.
 
(1 Peter 3:1-7 KJV) (1) Likewise, ye wives, {be} in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; (2) While they behold your chaste conver- sation {coupled} with fear. (3) Whose adorning let it not be that outward {adorning} of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; (4) But {let it be} the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, {even the ornament} of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. (5) For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: (6) Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. (7) Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with {them} according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
 
(James 4:1 KJV)  From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?2  Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5  Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 11  Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12  There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
 
There is also a  clear Biblical  prohibition of believers also going to any secular court, one against another, the family divorce courts included even divorcing, seperating too.
 
(1 Cor 6:3 KJV)  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4  If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5  I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? 6  But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.  7  Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 8  Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. 9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 12  All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 14  And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

(1 Peter 3:8-11 KJV) (8) Finally, {be ye} all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, {be} pitiful, {be} courteous: (9) Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. (10) For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: (11) Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV) (5) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
 
(Jer 11:8 KJV)  Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.
 
One party would still wrongfully often say but I am exercising my legal rights, protecting myself, looking after myself,  taking charge of my own life as well.
 
(Romans 13:10 KJV) Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: there- fore love {is} the fulfilling of the law.
 
Do we chose to follow God's pattern, laws or those false ones of the world?
 
(Joshua 24:15 KJV)  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that {were} on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

(Psalm 101:2 KJV) I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
 
(1 Peter 3:8-11 KJV) (8) Finally, {be ye} all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, {be} pitiful, {be} courteous: (9) Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. (10) For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: (11) Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV) (5) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
 
(Jer 11:3 KJV)  And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant, 4  Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God: 5  That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.

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