How To Study the Bible Inductively

How To Study the Bible Inductively

How To Study The Bible Inductively

Guest post, written by:

Ronda Rayl

  1. Write the Word out – you may even want to make your own copy of the Bible – Deuteronomy 17: 18 – 19
  2. Meditate on the Word – Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; 1 Timothy 4:15
  3. Memorize the Word – Psalm 119:11; Proverbs 2:1, 3:1, 4:4, 21, 7:2; 1 Corinthians 15:2; Colossians 3:16a; 2 Timothy 2:14
  4. Mark His Word – Jeremiah 23:18
  5. Scripture with Scripture – Isaiah 28:9-10,13; 1 Corinthians 2:13
  6. Study the Word – 2 Timothy 2:15
  7. Affirm and quote it often – Titus 3:8; Philemon 6
  8. Renounce the lies and state the truth – 2 Corinthians 4:2


Who – Characters

What – Key truths and events

When – Time factors and look for the words, “until” and “after.”

Where – Places, geography, location

Why – Purpose of the text. Look for the words, “for” and “because.”

How – How things are. Look for the words, “by” and “through.”


Both – Means a list

But – Contrast

Like, like as – Similarity

Therefore, that – Result of something. When you see this, go back to the previous verses and see why it’s there

Look for Old Testament quotes in the New Testament

The word “and” is a connection and introduces an addition.

Look for things about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

Ask: Is there a truth to rest in?

A command to obey?

A prayer to pray?

A challenge to heed?

A promise to claim?

An action to take?

An example to follow?

An error to avoid?

A sin to forsake?

On Scripture memory –

Say it out loud seven (7) times at the top of the hour, for five hours. During the morning, write it on an index card and say it out loud. Keep the index card with you and make another one to put on the bathroom mirror or somewhere where you can see it.

Always remember that the Holy Spirit will teach you – 1 John 2:27

Joanna White

I'm a Christian author with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment. I love God and my family and am passionate about writing Christian Fantasy. I'm a total nerd; I love Star Wars and video games and many other TV Shows.

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