1. Remember: God had something specific to teach to the original people that the Bible was written to. For example, Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus in Ephesians. Even though Paul wrote the letter to that particular group of people, we can learn many important truths and lessons from Paul's letter that apply us today. - You can learn more about the original audience by reading the overview of a book in a study Bible, reading a commentary (see www.biblegateway.com), or by reading more of that particular book or sections of the Bible that relate to it.. 2. Remember: God preserved the Bible so we could know who Him and His plan for our salvation. When we read it, we need to obey the things that God asks us to do.
Some websites that may help you further your studies: www.blb.org www.biblegateway.com www.biblestudytools.com