Read a summary of the Inductive Bible Study Method or go directly to any of the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Observation
  3. Interpretation
  4. Application
  5. Conclusion

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Application answers the question, “What does it mean to me personally? What truths can I put into practice? What changes should I make to my life?”

Paul states in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” Paul provides the activities involved in application: Teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness.

In seeking to apply Scripture to your life, ask the following questions in light of your observation and interpretation:

  1. What does the passage teach?

  2. As I’ve studied this passage, do any errors in my belief or problems with my behavior come to mind?

  3. Remembering that God is my Father and I am His child, what instruction is my Father trying to pass to me, His child?

Finally, in the process of applying Scripture, take note to beware of the following:

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