Transitioning to KJV
I've had difficulty understanding the kjv in the past and have always fallen away to more modern translations. I refuse to give up. I have a scofield coming from CBP. I noticed a book on their website called In Awe of thy Word and was wondering if its a good resource. Also any other resources you can recommend for helping me get used to and understand the kjv. I plan on getting sword searcher once I get a pc. Thanks for any recommendations. Rob
The best advice I can give you is first make sure you are indeed saved. When I was lost (not saying you are) but I couldn't understand the word at all. Once I got saved and started studying God's word, it slowly was revealed to myself. It takes time and study. I have never read any commentaries or books on the Bible, but I have pretty much watched every video that Bryan has put out. I recommend you get his hard drive project with all his sermons from 2009-2018. Its a very good resource and a lot of the time I just couldn't understand Bryan's position on some scriptures, but after prayer and prayer and prayer and asking the Lord to open up my understanding to his word, the holy Spirit will bear witness to the truth.
I also recommend you get a Websters 1828 dictionary and I got mine from CBP as well as a wide margin Bible to make notes in. I also got myself some colored mechanical pencils to underline scriptures and I find this helps a lot. But in the end its up to the Lord to open your understanding. There is no single resource out there that will teach you the word, its the Lord that will reveal to you his scriptures as you're ready to handle them. Start with spiritual milk and not meat. There is nothing wrong with milk and slowly work your way to the meat of the Bible on Gods schedule. I can watch a 1000s sermons and get nothing from them if the Spirit of Truth isn't bearing witness.
It will take time to learn the book, but I promise you when God reveals to you scriptures its just an amazing joy. I was reading Galatians last night and the book just popped out at myself and I felt in good fellowship with the Lord. Ask him to come sit with you as you read and teach you his word. He will!
A few scriptures
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2.15
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, Luke 24.45
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all menliberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1.5
Also its very important to understand the dispensations of the Bible. You can make a mess of the word if you don't understand that certain of the books are not for Christians today as far as doctrine is concerned but definitely instruction in righteousness is there.
Also if you have questions on some scriptures, just ask the body of Christ on these forums. I know I'd be happy to help, but I can tell you that I study for many hours each day and there are just some chapters and verses that still make myself scratch my head. I have a lot of difficulty in Ezekiel for example. These cherubim's that have wheels that follow them... I do believe there what we call shooting stars but very confusing book. It jumps to eternity back to the millennial kingdom, back to the old testament etc. And another thing to note, some chapter and verses were just not meant to understand. A lot in revelation and the major/minor prophets will be more revealed during the time of Jacobs trouble.
And for my final thought, when I first started studying the KJV I found it useful to follow along with an audio bible as it helped pronounce words that I was unfamiliar with which you can play off you tube (I recommend downloading them). I know myself, wife and kids enjoy the dramatized Bible as it gets my kids more involved in listening with a different voice for each person speaking in the word vs just 1 person but that's just a preference. I do find staying away from the computer to help with my study as well, reading a Bible program vs a book is a massive difference to me.