Ask these four questions!
Ever wonder why some people appear to get more out of a Bible passage than you do? They seem to identify more details. Perhaps, their take on a verse is a little more balanced and refined.
So how’d they do it? Why do others find it easier to interpret Scripture? Is there a Bible Fun Toolbox Tip that can help you get better with understanding the Bible?
One reason others may get more out of Scripture is because they have learned the key to Bible observation. Observation answers the question, “What do I see?” It doesn’t ask, “What does it mean?” or “How can it help me?” Instead, Bible observation uncovers details that you may have previously glanced over.
So the first step in observing is to ask the four W’s: Who? What? Where? and When? “Who is mentioned in this passage?” “What terms does the author use in this verse?” “Where is this person from?” or “What time of day is this action happening?” Asking these four W’s help you observe what the author is saying. They help you identify important clues along the way.