It occurred to me that you might have the need for a bit of reward from the intensive labour that is the ‘Inductive Bible Study’ method. Perhaps observing first-hand how all of these ‘tools’ are put into use and seeing the fruit that comes from your time & effort would be a nice spark of enthusiasm for you. The only problem with this is that when you are given the facts and the implications from someone then quite literally you are no longer studying ‘Inductively,’ rather you have moved into the area of deductive study. There is nothing wrong with deductive study. Commentaries can be lots of fun, but they tell you what the text says instead of the text telling you what it says. When you come to the text from a commentary you automatically spread onto the text what the commentary has given you. Nevertheless there is something to be said for friends that can steer you toward asking the right questions. So here are some questions that might be fun to answer:
- What is the most repetitious word in Genesis 1? What then is it about?
- What is the most repetitious word in Romans 16? What then is it about?
- What is the most repetitious word in Revelation 4 & 5? What then is the subject?
- What is the most repetitious word in the sermon on the mount? What then is the subject?
- How much of Romans is dedicated to doctrine versus duty? What then is more important?
- What is the difference between Exodus 1-19 & 20-40? What does that suggest?
- How does Joshua 13-21 differ from the remainder of the book?
- How does 1 Chronicles 1-9 differ from the remainder of the book?
- What is the main idea behind the book of Ezra? How might that shape ‘Asking Questions?
- What is the main idea behind the book of Nehemiah? How might that shape ‘Asking Questions?
That should keep you busy for a while.