Band-aids don't do a bit of good if you don't apply them. It's the same with God's Word. We read the Bible's words but don't ever apply them. We leave the power - the "miracle strip," if you will - in the box where its healing and transforming work will never be done.
Reading the Bible without application does nothing but increase our knowledge. With the help of the Holy Spirit, application takes us beyond knowledge and allows the Word of God to transform us. The following tips should help you apply what the Bible says when you read it.
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