A Marking System as a Tool for Bible Study

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 Chris​tian​ity​.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.