One of my former theology professors, Jim Hamilton (now a tenured professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary congratulations, Dr. Hamilton!) recently wrote an article for Christianity.com on how he marks his Bible when he studies.
Dr. Hamilton notes, “Over the years, I’ve found that if I want to layer reading upon reading and go deeper each time, it helps me to mark my Bible and build on my earlier study notes.”
You may or may not use a marking system for your personal study. Either way, I think this article will give you some things to think about and some tools to go deeper in your personal study of the Word.
Regular private study of God’s Word, along with involvement in a healthy local church and consistent family worship (if applicable), will serve to increase your knowledge of God and to strengthen your faith.