5 Tips to Study the Bible When You Have Little Time

Most of us have no time anymore, even with COVID concerns. It seems that the days, while chugging along, are always filled. So how do you study the Bible in the midst of personal chaos?


  1. Listen to the Bible. If you drive anywhere (which is the vast majority of us), you can listen to the Bible while in the car. Even if you are only driving five minutes to the grocery store. Any time with God is better than no time with God.
  2. Pick a Bible verse and memorize it. There are so many good (and short) Bible verses to memorize, and it takes very little time. Choose one every week, and you’ll be surprised at how much you’ve memorized of the Bible.
  3. Put Bible verses around your home. This can be on whiteboards, on the fridge, on your bathroom mirror, on your BBQ grill, and on your home gym. Sticky notes fit anywhere!
  4. Pray. When you pray, you don’t need anything — only a heart right for God. It’s that simple.
  5. Decide to read the Bible for 5 minutes every day. That’s it! We all have 5 minutes to spare, so just do it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these quick tips to help you study the Bible when you have no time. Contact me today with questions!

8 thoughts on “5 Tips to Study the Bible When You Have Little Time

  1. I have found an easy way to memorize Bible verses. I have just ordered the following from Charles Stanley. Just do a search on Memory Verse Cards by Charles Stanley if you are interested. 
    If you want to carry God’s promises in your heart, our Blessed to Be: Memory Verse Cards make it easy to memorize Scripture on the go. Each card has a verse on one side and a prayer on the other, helping you to not only commit the Beatitudes to memory but also apply them in your life through prayer.

  2. My latest obsession is to memorize verses and to find out everything about them while I am memorizing. It is increasing my faith which has been my prayer everyday.
    The verse I am on right now is
    Isaiah 40:28
    Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.
    There is no searching of His understanding. We can only understand such a small part with our finite minds. As I read and learn more every day I rejoice!!
    I love these 5 tips on your posting.

    You are a blessing

  3. Great simple ideas to keep our focus on God. I used to listen to the book of Psalms in the car on my way to work, but it has been a while. I think this is something I will do again because I grew in my biblical understanding. Blessings!

  4. These are great tips and remind me that even on the busiest days we can bring our focus to God.

    When I was early in my Christian faith, I never tried to memorize verses but would memorize them anyway because I would write them in a journal and/or keep them on cards above my station at work. I think writing them was especially effective and I also love writing my prayers.

  5. Thank you for sharing your inspiring thoughts! Another great way to memorise Bible verses is the Bible memory app Remember Me (https://www.remem.me). It’s free, fun and effective. No ads, no restrictions.
    It features multiple study methods (word puzzle, fill in the gaps, scripture typer), randomly generated quizzes, flashcards with spaced repetition, listen to Bible verses or record yourself, Bible verse images, retrieve scriptures from online Bibles, share public verse decks, sync with multiple devices, numerous Scripture translations, versatile labelling and filtering

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