Purpose of this Session
To place practical and simple keys in the hands of the Bible student who wants to get the most from their times of study.
One of the features of many study Bibles is a system of cross-references. These connect similar or parallel portions of scripture. They allow you to follow a theme or subject through the scriptures.
I start at Genesis Chapter 1 and read verses 1-16.
Verse 16 references Psalm 136:8 so I turn there and begin to read Psalm 136 from beginning to end.
In verse 5 it says that God by wisdom created the heavens, and this verse is referenced to Jeremiah 51:15. My curiosity takes me there.
The awesome declarations of verses 15-16 in Jeremiah 51 lead me to consider the greatness and majesty of God.
I take the reference in verse 15 to Job 9:8 and walk over there. And so on...
Another good thing to do is write your own cross-references in the margins of your own Bible. As you come across scriptures that are linked, mark it for future use.
The ‘Treasury of Scripture Knowledge’ available in bookshops or as part of many popular computer Bible software packages contains extensive cross-references for almost every passage of scripture.