I recently heard about this acrostic from a couple of people in Jim Breeden’s community group, so I asked him to share it with all of us. He wrote the following, which is a simple way to find applications when reading the Bible.
Reading God’s Word is great, but better is allowing God’s Word to read you. The Bible is a book best read by interacting with specific questions related to issues of one’s life. The following S-P-A-C-E acrostic will provide a way to make your daily reading of the Bible come alive.
Read a portion of scripture (1-3 chapters) per day and ask the following questions.
S – Sin Is there a sin I am guilty of and need to confess?
P –Promise Is there a promise I need to apply to my life?
A-Attitude Is there an attitude I need to adopt or seek to change?
C-Commandment Is there a commandment I have broken or need to obey?
E-Example Is there an example of a person I should follow?
Practicing this approach to reading the Bible will allow one to practice Psalm 1:2, delighting in the law and meditating on it day and night. Each day one or several of the 5 questions will directly apply to your life and provide a truth to reflect and practice that day.