The pilcrow symbol can be very helpful in understanding the Bible. It marks off a new paragraph. Use it to identify main themes between "paragraphs" and new trains of thought. Just look for that cute little curly backwards 'P'--¶!
Example: In Jeremiah 21, the man who throws Jeremiah in the stocks asks a question in v. 2. There are three parts to the answer, each part marked with a ¶ and the third one continues into chapter 22 where the next ¶ is. Realizing what these marks indicate helps us understand confusing transitions in the scriptures.
(Adapted from Panning for Gold: Various Methods to Understand and Apply the Scriptures to Ourselves by Eric Bacon, Northwest Area Seminaries)