The copy method of Bible study may well be one of the oldest ones available.
The Bible tells us, and I quote, “Rev 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. ” This verse, because it is positioned in the book of Revelation, has implications of the future. These implications also place responsibility upon the believer in Jesus Christ to prepare for future responsibilities.
This copy method is drawn from principles found in the book of Deuteronomy. It was required of the King, when he sat upon the throne of his kingdom, he was to write him a copy of the law in a book. The application of this Scripture suggests that believers will have future responsibilities whereby they should be clearly acquainted with the Scriptures. Because they will have been made kings and priests unto God they should be prepared for such duties. A good preparation for such duties could be had by taking a pen, taking some paper, and copying the Scriptures into a book.
The first question that a college student might ask is, “Why do this in such a menial way.” College students are taught to read volumes of material attic very quick pace. While this may be appropriate in many courses of study, the Bible needs to be studied as much as read. By writing every word of the Scripture one must slow down. This slowing down allows for time to meditate upon what is being copy.
Meditation upon the Word of God is important. Meditation allows for comparing Scripture with Scripture. Meditation allows for dwelling upon meanings of words. Meditation allows for comparing what the Scripture says with how the individual’s life is in relationship to the word of God.
Once an individual grasps the concept of biblical imperatives then it is easier to make application in one’s personal life.
Testimony of other benefits
- This method is very beneficial for those who have problems with attention in reading.
- Some who say that they cannot grasp a concept in the first reading, readily gain this information in the first try, when they copy such into a book.
- We live in a day whereby they no longer teach cursive writing. It is suggested by some educators that when one copies scriptures into a book, it allows them to perfect the art of cursive writing. It also encourages improved and consistent penmanship.
Suggestions for beginning
- Do not write longer than your attention span allows. This may mean that you will only write a verse a day in the beginning.
- Allow for breaks. The arm muscles only allow for a certain amount of writing in the beginning.
- Learn good cursive rules of penmanship. Search this out on the internet. Follow them implicitly. By doing so, you will be able to develop great stamina, quality penmanship, and it will be more fun.