I strongly recommend you read this challenging reflection from Prof David Wells over at the Resurgence weblog. It’s quite brief, but should help you to remember how to approach your bible study. This is one of those things we should be thinking about every day.
“So, what is the right frame of mind? It is telling yourself that you are there to hear from God, not to listen to yourself. You are there to be addressed, taught, challenged and, yes, even rebuked by God through the truth of his Word.”
H.T. B2Y’er Paul Maxfield