How to Study the Bible: A 5-Day Plan with Jen Wilkin

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Study the Bible with Purpose, Perspective, and Patience

  • Choose a book that’s short and application driven.
  • Get a copy of the text that you can mark up (either print it off or get a notebook).
  • Read through the entire book from start to finish (at least once).
  • Answer these five basic questions: Who wrote this? To whom was it written?When was it written? In what style was it written? and What is the main theme of the book? Note: You can use a commentator’s notes (or the ESV Study Bible book introduction information) to help shape what the book is saying and take notes that you’ll refer back to.
  • Stop and look up words in the dictionary as needed.
  • Be patient. Read and reread the text, looking for new things.