5 Questions to Help Apply Scripture

Using the three-step Bible study process—observe, interpret, and apply—you’re bound to learn new things about God.

The observe phase doesn’t require any tools beyond a copy of the Scripture itself. (If you’re in search of one, we have a recommendation for you.) The Faithlife Study Bible app is perfect for the interpret phase, with its built-in study notes, multimedia resources, and infographics.

When you reach the application phase, use the acronym SPECT to quickly identify truths to apply:

  • Is there a sin for me to forsake?
  • Is there any promise to claim?
  • Is there an example for me to follow?
  • Is there any command for me to obey?
  • Is there anything to be thankful for today?

These simple questions help you quickly examine a passage from multiple perspectives. Let’s use them on today’s Verse of the Day. “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.”

Do you see any sins, promises, examples, commands, or reasons to be thankful?

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Ray Deck III

Born in WV, Ray escaped to North Carolina at a young age. He came to Logos after an 8 year stint at a faith-based nonprofit in New York. When he is not assembling sequences of words, he’s probably running, surfing or shooting skeet, but you should probably go look for him. He has a terrible sense of direction and is probably lost.

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Written by Ray Deck III