Personalization

Studying the Bible has little value until we personalize it to our lives and our distinct situations. It is useful to look at some of the key factors in this personalization, aiding us in getting the most out of our study.

Read carefully and thoughtfully 2 Kings 5.

Use the following tools and questions for understanding.

Meanings: What does this scriptural topic or passage mean for my life?

 

Identification: How would I have felt in that same situation?

 

How do I respond in similar situations?

 

Indication: How does my action/circumstance indicate a similarity?

 

Which related character/group am I like?

 

Which related character/group do I want to be like—in what way?

 

Implication: If I were in a similar situation, what would this mean to me?

 

What would the significance or the implications of the situation be to me?

 

Generalization: What principle for my life do I find?*

 


*Adapted with permission from the iFollow Discipleship Resource, ©North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.