Be a Pearl Seeker – Blogging Through the Alphabet

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Last week in Ladies’ Bible Class, Becky Blackmon talked about a story from her book (The Pearl Seeker) where her parents were reading the Bible. When they finished, they did not just stop and put the Bible down, going on to something else. They always, always asked questions about what they had read.

This got me to thinking about how I study the Bible, how I do my daily readings. And it pricked my heart. I do not spend enough time actually working through what I have read. I don’t ask myself questions about what I read, how God would want me to use or apply this reading, finding what God wants me to see. I read but don’t necessarily study God’s word so much of the time.

I want to do better. And so, I asked At Home Dad to brainstorm with me a list of questions to put in my Bible and my Kindle (since I do my daily reading there). We came up with this list so that I will better understand God’s word, so that I will dig deeper, so that I will find more of the “pearls” that God has hidden for me in His Word.

But, I am sharing them so that perhaps they will encourage you to also dig deeper and find those pearls that God has placed there.

  • Why did God place this passage in His word?
  • What came next? Is it related? How?
  • Who was this person?
  • What characteristics does this person have that God calls us to have?
  • What happened in the time surrounding this one?
  • What passage in God’s word is similar to this one?
  • What happened to this person later?
  • What word stands out or is emphasized?
  • Why did God . . .?
  • What attribute of God is shown or highlighted?
  • What is something similar in my life?
  • How can I use this idea?
  • What else was in this story and why?
  • Where else does God talk about this idea?
  • What idea is focused on in this passage?

These are just some ideas of questions that might help focus your mind on the pearls God placed in the Bible.

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20 thoughts on “Be a Pearl Seeker – Blogging Through the Alphabet

  1. Carol Emmert January 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm Reply

    That is a great list of questions to think about the passage you’re reading. The one that I’ve been using the most recently is “what passage is similar to this one?”

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 24, 2017 at 8:46 pm Reply

      I think that is one of my favorites, as well. I love the connections that are made when I can think that way.

  2. Annette Tinholt Vellenga January 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm Reply

    that is a great list of questions. They can be used in so many situations eh?

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 24, 2017 at 8:45 pm Reply

      That was part of the idea – something for just about every situation and reading we could think of.

  3. Barbie Swihart January 25, 2017 at 9:13 am Reply

    It’s often hard for me to take the time to reflect on what I’ve read before moving on to the next thing. Thank you for provide these questions for further reflection and study.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm Reply

      Me, too. I think that is why that discussion struck me so hard. Glad to share these.

  4. Amanda H January 25, 2017 at 12:25 pm Reply

    What a great list of questions! This will truly help me, and the rest of the family as we spend our time in the Bible! Thank you for sharing and being a part of our Blogging Through the Alphabet journey!

  5. finchnwren January 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm Reply

    I’ve always loved the pearl parable where the man goes and sells all that he can so he can purchase the jewel. The idea of seeking to be a “pearl seeker” just encourages me more. Thanks for the great Bible study and reading ideas!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 25, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply

      That is one of my favorites, as well. Glad I could share something to encourage you.

  6. chickbunhomeschool (@alhsjej) January 26, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply

    Love it!

  7. Renee K January 26, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing your encouraging words. I like the list of questions. Its so easy to just read the words. I think God wants us to really seek out His words.

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