In the Devotional Method of Bible study a passage of the Bible, large or small, is read and meditated on
until the Holy Spirit guides you to an application of the passage into your life in a way that is personal,
practical, possible, and measurable. It is the simplest and least costly in terms of time of all the Bible
study methods in this outline. The goal is to take the Bible seriously and to do what it says to do.
1.1 - Tools
1.1.1 - Bible
1.2 - Hints
1.2.1 - This method can be used as part of your quiet times with God.
1.2.2 - Requires little investment of time and can be done as you travel or wait for life to
catch up to you.
1.3 - Steps
Step 1 - Pray for understanding and guidance as you apply the passage into your life.
Step 2 - Meditate on the verse(s) you have chosen for your study.
Step 3 - Write out the application you will make from the passage into your life.
Step 4 - Memorize a verse from the passage that summarizes what you have learned.
Step 5 - Assess your application in the weeks that follow for success or failure.
Chart for the Devotional Method of Bible study
1. Prayer (check here when you have prayed over this passage):
3. Application (How you will apply this passage to your life):
4. Memorization (Key verse of the passage, for this particular study):
5. Assessment of Application (Perform this step over the next couple of weeks):
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