Why Study Inductively

You may be wondering what is inductive Bible study and why would I want to enter to win this type of Study Bible? Once I learned this method, it transformed my life and understanding of Scripture.

I will share a little overview on inductive study to answer any questions.

Inductive Bible study is one method where you are in the Scripture for yourself. It does not begin with another’s understanding and interpretation of the text by reading their notes and what God is teaching them. It begins with you directly in the Word, learning and developing three skills. These are observation, interpretation and application that always begins with prayer. The Holy Spirit will guide and teach you.

Study Bibles with notes from wonderful, doctrinally sound Pastors/Teachers are a great resource to use after you are in the Word for yourself. This method shows you that you can study on your own and the Holy Spirit will teach you. You will be excited to be in the Word, grow and share with others.

Observation-you are learning what the passage says. You will read in context, with a purpose asking: who, what, where, when, why and how questions. You will look for key words and phrases that shed light on the passage. You will see other things that jump off the pages at you and write them down and begin to see a general theme and purpose for the passage.

Interpretation-understanding what the text says. The important thing to remember is context rules! This means that it has to be consistent with the verses before and after, in line with the purpose of the book and with all of scripture. Scripture will never contradict Scripture.

Application is where you apply what you have learned to your daily life. To apply ask yourself what did this passage teach? Is there anything I need to change in my life, have I believed an error and need to change my way of thinking, what are instructions from God I need to act on. The goal of Bible study is to transform our lives!

Click on the link below to hear from 3 of my friends who are godly women that love the Lord and His Word and enter to win an ESV New Inductive Study Bible.


I would love to hear your thoughts if you study inductively or have found another method you love. The important thing is that we study the Bible and be transformed.


About kimlenon
Welcome to Inside Out! I desire to offer encouragement and resources to help women live their lives Inside Out because God changes us from the Inside Out! I have been married to Dave for 40 years. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. My passion is to teach women how to study and apply God's Word.

One Response to Why Study Inductively

  1. Christine says:

    Kim, I love my inductive Bible. It is Kay Arthur’s. It is wonderful way to study.

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