As you consider the three steps of the inductive Bible study method, which of the three do you think will be easiest for you? Do you think you will find any of them difficult? If so, which one(s)?

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      Alex ow yong
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      Observation should be the easiset for me. The mind is willing, but the flesh is weak.

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      Susan
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      Observation will be easier for me and Application will be the hardest. Sometimes I have to read a passage a few times to fully understand the meaning.

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      Terry
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      I think observation will be the easiest for me. Interpretation will be hard in many places because of the imagery and symbolism used. Application can always be hard at times because we are all human and at times applying God’s word can be difficult especially when application means changing some of our life styles.

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      Sheila
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      All of the steps are going to be hard for me. I am a new Christian. The bible is new to me.

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      Osemen
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      Observation maybe the easiest for me, with application being the hardest

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      Michael
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      I think they will all be about the same as long as the methods are applied correctly

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      William
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      To me, I believe each one will bring unique challenges. I do not see any as easier or more difficult because I believe those challenges will make me think and see things that will change my view as I move forward. I am also looking forward to the challenges.

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      Terry
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      I think that observation will be the easiest for me while the application will be the most difficult

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      Myrna
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      All three requires diligence. Interpretation is the crucial one for me, since it might lead me to become heretical when I will commit a false interpretation of the Bible.

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      Tracey
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      Out of the three steps of the inductive Bible study method; observation, interpretation, and application, I believe observation is the most challenging for me. I think this is the foundational step in it requires lots of attention to detail. If I am not careful I may miss something in this step which will mess up my interpretation. The easiest for me is application as I strive for applying God’s Word to my life daily. In order for me to properly get through the observation stage, I must slow down and read then re-read the passage.

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      Carolyn
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      The most challenging may actually be the observation. It requires that I slow down and go at an easy pace in order to note what is significant. But, here I would say that being led by the Holy Spirit is key because there are many things to be noticed, but not all things that are observable may be essential to what God is portioning for my daily provision in that day. I think to rely on God for what seems to me that I am capable of doing in my own strength is the biggest challenge.

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      Shannon
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      [What is the safest way to interpret figures of speech in the Bible?] Having different translations will help understand what the meaning is.

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      J.j
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      [What is the safest way to interpret figures of speech in the Bible?] Compare transactions

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      R.L.
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      [What is the safest way to interpret figures of speech in the Bible?] Figures of speech might be a matter of a play “on” words and are always a matter of playing “with” words. They add flavor and vividness and may give insight. In this sense, they can fill in for literal statements that may need the assistance of figures of speech to keep our interest and seal in our minds and memories the point being made. This is true for this form of language in the Bible as well as other sources. But figures should never be pressed for a greater significance or permanence that, by their nature, they do not have.

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      Lauren
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      [What is the safest way to interpret figures of speech in the Bible?] Find translations and compare text in the Bible.

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      Tara
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      [What is the safest way to interpret figures of speech in the Bible?] Ask who, what and how. Who are they, what does this mean and how can I apply it to my life.

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      Kimberley
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      [What is the safest way to interpret figures of speech in the Bible?] Observation interpretation and application

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      Our Daily Bread
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