“Daddy, how can I know that I’m ready for heaven?” my eleven-year-old daughter queried recently.  “I know Jesus is coming soon, and the Bible is supposed to help me get ready. But it doesn’t make any sense when I read it.”

Her question thrilled my heart. She was ready to learn something I’ve longed to teach her for years – how to really study the Bible. We sat down with her Bible and I explained the first step in true Bible study: Biblical reading.

“If you want to get something out of the Bible, you have to understand what it really says,” I explained. “The first step is to pray for God’s guidance and then read each chapter seven times.”

(…Continue after Biblical Reading)