When I started bible studying I did some research on the best ways to learn what I was reading. The first article I came upon was learning how to write in your bible. I immediately closed it and thought, oh my goodness we don’t write in our bible.
I grew up being taught books are for reading, and we don’t ever write in them. That was even more important when it came to our Bibles. It’s just something you didn’t do. Writing in my Bible was something I had to learn to do, but I am so glad I did. That’s why I want to share my thoughts and reasons why you should write in your bible too. Especially for those of you like me, who believe it is wrong and nearly a sin to do so.
Write in your Bible – What helps you start
I love my new Bible Study Bible. It’s my favorite color and has a pretty design on the cover. I got this Bible for Christmas this year (2018), it’s a notetaking Bible with an area dedicated for notes or a place to write in your Bible.
This was made for writing in it, which is one of the things that helped me get past the “no writing in your books rule”. I can’t stress enough how much this type of Bible has helped me to write in my Bible.
Write in your Bible – Getting Started
In the images above is my current Bible Study Bible, it’s a KJV Personal Reflections Edition Bible.
Get yourself a Note taking, Personal Reflection, or a Journaling Bible. The one pictured about was $17 on Amazon. Here are some of the things that I have learned by writing in my Bible.
Write in your Bible – Reasons you should.
Reason – 1 Intentional Learning
Writing in your Bible helps to make your studies become more intentional. Do it as a habit, this will help you become more intentional about what you’re learning. Pages with markings on them actually look like you’ve learned from the words on that page. Try to write about something on every page of the Bible, this will help you learn the entire Bible.
Reason – 2 Helps you to Remember what You Learned
Writing things down help to remember things you read. If you write it in your Bible, you’ll not only remember the lesson better, but your notes will remind you what learned every time you see it, reinforcing and even expanding what you learned.
Reason – 3 It’ll always be right there
By writing in your Bible, what you’ve written will always be there. It’s not written in a journal that might get misplaced, on a piece of paper that might get tossed out. It’s right there for the next time you happen upon that verse.
Write in your Bible- Reasons why you should cont.
Reason – 4 to see your growth.
Write in your Bible today and go back 6 months from now you will be able to see how you’ve grown in your faith. During my Bible Studies, I have come across the same verse in different studies, I love seeing how the verse meant something to me then versus now. This is another great reason to write in your Bible, to see your growth.
Reason – 5 Adds Value & Leaves something behind for family
I wanted to leave something of Faithful value for family members when it’s my time to be with God in Heaven.
By writing notes next to verses that mean something to you, you’re leaving a note for a family member later. Image how you’d feel finding a Bible of anyone filled with notes about scriptures, then how about finding that bible of your grandmother filled with notes.
It brings a smile to my face and warms my soul thinking about my children, grandchildren, and husband enjoying my Bible later.
Write in your Bible – Final Thoughts
After 6 months of writing in journals about verses I learned, then trying to look back through them for a note, made me realize how much more sense it made to write in my Bible.
It made it much easier to have a Bible made for note taking, I believe this will help many who struggle. If you’re still not comfortable writing in your Bible, try using sticky notes first. Trust me by writing in my Bible it has taken my Bible study to a whole other level. It made it all so much more personal.
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