2 Timothy 2:15 AMP “Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.”
While it’s important to read the Bible on a daily basis it is also important to study the Bible. Today I am going to talk about a few tools that are very beneficial in Bible Study.
The first thing we will talk about is the benefits of having a study Bible. If you want to find how the Bible is applicable to everyday life I recommend the Life Application Study Bible. It is packed with study notes and profiles of 100 people. It also contains book introductions, devotional reading plan, cross-references, maps and charts, and more. In my opinion this is the best study Bible for daily life.
If you are looking for a more in depth study Bible there are a couple I would recommend.
For a general study Bible I recommend the KJV Old Scofield Study Bible. They contain book introductions, notes, maps, and charts, cross references, and a topical concordance.
If you are wanting to get into the Hebrew and Greek a Strong’s Concordance is a great tool and are available for many specific Bible versions. You can also get a Key Word Study Bible, it contains the concordance in the back of the Bible, that way you don’t have to go back and forth between two books.
When it comes to commentaries there are many multiple volume sets that are very good but for the average person just wanting a little help going deeper a single-volume is best. A good single volume commentary is the King James Commentary.
If you are interested in volume sets here are some good ones (volume sets can get expensive):