The Word Hand
The "Word Hand" shows five very important methods of learning from the Bible.
Hearing the Word from godly pastors and teachers provides insight into others' study of the Scriptures as well as stimulating your own appetite for the Word.
Reading the Bible gives an overall picture of God's Word. Many people find it helpful to use a daily reading program which takes them systematically through the Bible.
Studying the Scriptures leads to personal discoveries of God's truths. Writing down these discoveries helps you organize and remember them.
Psalm 119:9, 11
Memorizing God's Word enables use of the Sword of the Spirit to overcome Satan and temptations...to have it readily available for witnessing or helping others with a "word in season."
Psalm 1:2, 3
Meditation is the thumb of the Word Hand, for it is used in conjunction with each of the other methods. Only as you meditate on God's Word--thinking of its meaning and application in your life--will you discover its transforming power at work within you.
Taken from: The Personal Growth Series, The Navigators
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