While carving out an hour a day for intense, inductive Bible study is wonderful, not everybody’s schedule or life situation allows time for that. Joe Thorn (author of Note to Self) gives some advice on the spiritual disciple of meditation.
Focus on smaller passages at a time.
Seek to understand some key things:
- What does this passage tell me about God?
- What does this passage tell me about the human condition / my condition?
- Is it law or is it promise?