I have a bit of mixed feelings about commentaries when it comes to Bible study. First, let me point it out that commentaries can be amazing. This includes Study Bibles as well. But on the other hand, it’s easy to skip actually studying the Bible yourself and go straight into commentaries. While, yes, commentaries have amazing insights, we need to study the Word for ourselves.
Now, there are some commentaries I would recommend. David Guzik’s commentaries are the best I know. Honestly, in my opinion, David Guzik is the best Bible teacher on earth right now. His commentaries are very insightful, and his teaching is very captivating. You can find commentaries on all the books of the Bible free on his website.
Another great series is Warren Wiersbe’s BE Series Commentary. These commentaries are such great ones and have great insight. Also, you can sometimes get these commentaries for free on Kindle!
Blue Letter Bible
Another good study tool is the Blue Letter Bible. There you can search verses, search the meanings of the original language, search where else in the Bible the same exact word is used. There are also a lot of other resources on the Blue Letter Bible website. You can find devotionals, commentaries, study tools, and other good tools in there. I highly recommend looking it up!
Bible Study Methods
There are quite a few Bible study methods. One of the more famous ones is the SOAP method. It stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. This basically means to take a verse and first write it out. Then you make observations from the verse. You then apply it to your own life, and cover this with prayer.
There are several Bible study methods, so I suggest googling them. These methods really suit some people so do check them out!
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