5 laws for Bible reading
Mark 4: 24-25 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”
The Amplified Bible: “Then He said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear. By your own standard of measurement [that is, to the extent that you study spiritual truth and apply godly wisdom] it will be measured to you [and you will be given even greater ability to respond]—and more will be given to you besides. 25 For whoever has [a teachable heart], to him more [understanding] will be given; and whoever does not have [a yearning for truth], even what he has will be taken away from him.”
The law of focus: For that generation they were hearing Jesus tell parables and he tells them to pay attention. For us it is to read the Bible every day. We do other things daily so why not read the Bible also? It may have the power to accomplish much but the law of focus opens the door for that accomplishment.
The law of searching: Use other translations, if you cannot understand what is written then it is hidden so pray, ask God to reveal to you the mystery of what you have read. Search for the life application of what you read, use other people, discuss with them. Above all just because you have been given revelation of what you have read does not mean you have exhausted the revelation, there is more to that what you have read. The law of searching will cause you to say, “I have read that a hundred times and not seen it that way.”
The law of correction: Be ready to be corrected and then make the changes necessary. A teachable heart is not one that is good at storing knowledge but one that will implement what has been heard or read. Some people do not understand this law because although they are in a fix they think it is someone else’s fault, they are hard done by and the voice of complaint is more comforting than the voice of correction. In every difficulty there is a lesson.
The law of more: Today you have a greater depth of understanding and wisdom than ever before simply because your attitude towards paying attention to Him perpetuated the ability to understand further revelation. Your responsibility is the attitude and it is the Spirit’s responsibility to give understanding. The Spirit will give lavishly more than you can ever imagine.
The law of loss and gain: Live with such expectation and excitement for the Bible so that you never get tired of it. Whereas some will gain because of their approach, others will lose what they have gained because they stop paying attention, they stop reading the Bible, they drift and the teachable life seems to be a million years away.