Read the same verse(s) 3 times looking for something new each time you read it.
- (1) Read for an overview and a general feel of what is in the scriptures. Write down your impressions and what principles you think are contained in the scriptures.
- (2) Read for content. What did the original author intend to teach and emphasize? Again write down impressions and principles found--more specific this time.
- (3) Read for spiritual insight. This time as you reread look for what the Holy Ghost leads you to find. What sticks out or seems important to you? Again, write down these new impressions and principles.
Finally, look over everything and draw some final conclusions.
(Adapted from Panning for Gold: Various Methods to Understand and Apply the Scriptures to Ourselves by Eric Bacon, Northwest Area Seminaries)