From Pleasure and Profit from Bible Study by D.L. Moody:
I have seen questions that will help one to get
good out of every verse and passage of Scripture, They may be used in
family worship, or in studying the Sabbath School lesson, or for prayer
meeting, or in private reading. It would be a good thing if questions
like these were pasted in the front of every Bible:
1. What persons have
I read about, and what have I learned about them?
2. What places have I
read about, and what have I read about them? If the place is not
mentioned, can I find out where it is? Do I know its position on the
3. Does the passage refer to any particular time in the history of
the children of Israel, or of some leading character?
4. Can I tell from
memory what I have just been reading?
5. Are there any parallel
passages or texts that throw light on this passage?
6. Have I read
anything about God the Father? or about Jesus Christ? or about the Holy
7. What have I read about myself? about man’s sinful nature?
about the spiritual new nature?
8. Is there any duty for me to observe?
any example to follow? any promise to lay hold of? any exhortation for
my guidance? any prayer that may echo?
9. How is this Scripture
profitable for doctrine? for reproof? for correction? for instruction in
10. Does it contain the gospel in type or in evidence?
11. What is the key verse of the chapter or passage? Can I repeat it
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible