As we get older, we may find that it’s harder to do things that we once found easy. Physical activity is a common example, but even activities like reading and studying the holy book of your religion can become difficult as your eyes age. Thankfully, there are some simple ways to make studying the Bible easier so that you can still participate in your religion without straining yourself. Keep reading to learn more.
Buy a Wide Margin Bible
There are numerous benefits of owning a wide margin Bible for people of all ages, but they are particularly helpful for those who are aging. Wide margin Bibles often have bigger print, which makes it easier to read, especially if you attend a church with dim lights. If you like to take notes during sermons or while reading the Bible on your own, you can make them in the wide margins. That way, you don’t have to carry an extra notebook around with your Bible.
Listen to the Bible
If you struggle to read even with large print, that’s OK. You can still study the Bible; you just have to use an alternative method. There are many smart device apps that read the Bible aloud, along with websites with recorded Bible studies and sermons that will allow you to listen to Scripture and studies without straining your eyes. For those not proficient with technology, you can ask a local church or Christian organization for recorded sermons and studies that you can play from CD or DVD players.
Choose a Specific Area of Study
Maybe your health is fine, but you never learned how to study the Bible. The good news is that it’s never too late to start. No matter what kind of Bible you have, you can choose a specific character, theme, or topic to study and start there. Almost all Bibles have concordances in the back that tell you where to find information on specific characters, themes, and topics.
Choose one from that list, flip to the appropriate page, and start reading. While context is important, don’t get lost in the verses and chapters that don’t pertain to what you’re currently studying. Stay in your specific area of study and learn as much as you can. Write down what you learn and any questions you have so that you can look them up or ask someone later.
There are numerous ways to make studying the Bible easier, but investing in a wide margin Bible, listening to the Bible, and choosing a specific area of study are the three best options. Whether you need an easier Bible study because of your health or because you’re learning for the first time, that’s OK. Anyone can study the Bible at any time with these easy methods.