I've enjoyed the last eight weeks of preaching through the Armor of God series from Ephesians 6. Of course, one of the most integral pieces of armor in this passage is the "Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." If you are looking to get more out of your daily Bible reading, there are three simple things that you can do. First, talk to the passage. No I'm not crazy. What I mean is ask questions of the passage. You can start with who, what, where, why and when. Then you can ask specific questions regarding meaning, context and the big idea. Second, record your answers. By writing down this information you gain at least two things. You will remember what you studied longer and you will be blessed to see what the Holy Spirit has taught you. Third, you should act. Acting on God's Word is the practical outcome of the two previously mentioned dynamics. God expects his disciples to follow his principles, precepts and ways. It's reading for change in behavior, attitude and actions. God's word is filled with wonder. Ponder the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 119:18: Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
Blessings, Dr. Joe