Scripture Writing
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Scripture Writing

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Someone with almost no Bible background asked me recently for a way to become more acquainted with God’s Word. One of the most effective ways is through writing out Scripture. Here’s why…

  1. It forces you to really think about what’s being said. (It’s hard to skim over something you are writing)
  2. It forces you to slow down. (We usually write slower than we read, type or talk.)
  3. It helps you gain better context of what’s going on. (Having to write out several verses at a time helps you gain the flow of thought.)
  4. It gives you a fresh perspective. (Not only the text but how the author might have felt writing it. This is also how the Bible was passed from person to person for a long time. You become a part of history.)

This is not end but could be a great beginning.


1- I would recommend starting with some of the smaller books in the Bible like Philippians, Colossians, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and/or Jude. Don’t worry about going in order. We’ll get to them all.

2- Only write about 5 verses at a time. Don’t be in a hurry. The Bible isn’t going anywhere and this is not a race. God won’t love you more if you write extra or love you less if you write less.

3- After writing out the verses for that day, write a short summary of what you have read. Are there any big ideas, questions, or decisions you need to make? Is there a way you can apply what you read? Are there any fresh insights gain?

4- It’s okay to miss a day… just focus on not missing two in a row. Start thinking of it as making a chain. The more days you write in a row, the more you don’t want to break your streak. It becomes a game.