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4 Simple Tips To Improve Your Daily Scripture Study

By Mormon.org
Improve Daily Scripture Study - A photo of a dad and daughter sitting on their sofa reading the scriptures together.

When life gets crazy, and your downtime is minimal, consider using these four simple tips for improving your daily scripture study.

1. Set a regular time every day

Make a point to sit down at the same time every day – whether it’s first thing in the morning, right before going to bed at night, or during your lunch break – to study the scriptures. It only takes 21 days to make a habit, so find a time that works best for you and keep a regular schedule of scripture study.

Additionally, set a daily reading goal. Whether it’s 15 minutes or 1 chapter per day, keeping a routine will help scripture study seem more doable.

2. Study by topic

Try mixing up your regular study.

Doctrines found in the scriptures are always found in more than one place, so rather than reading from front to back or chronologically, pick a theme or message you want to learn more about, and study the stories and verses around that doctrine.

3. Use scripture study tools and aids regularly

Use tools like the Topical Guide, Index and Bible Dictionary to define words or find additional meanings or connected doctrine for a verse or chapter. Join a Bible study group or read and discuss verses with your family members or friends.

4. Make it a priority

Dallin H. Oaks has said, “All around us we have the good examples of those who seek permanent treasures—those who “hunger and thirst after righteousness” (Matt. 5:6) and put the kingdom of God first in their lives.”

Take a moment to consider whether you are treating the Bible as the word of God and whether regular scripture study is a priority in your life. 

Even implementing just one of these simple study habits will help increase your faith in God and boost your attitude every day as you begin to consistently study the word of God.

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