Purity of Body and Mind
It is essential to take bath and do cleaning of your hair, body and clothes, if you have been indulging in some indecent acts. This will give you a sense of a purity. It is not mandatory to do all this but it will help the person in seeking to reflect on the meaning of each verse and word from the Bible.
Peace of Mind
It is better to start reading the Bible with a complete peace of mind. If there are some other tensions on the mind and it is preoccupied somewhere else, reading the Bible even many times will not help understand the true meaning.
Praying Before Reading
Although it is not mandatory to pray before start reading the Bible, it is better if it is done. A reader can even ask God for helping them in the efforts to reflect on the Bible verses and understanding their true meanings.
Reading the Bible randomly will not help, it is better if you start reading by a guide. A guide can be downloaded from the internet or bought from any church nearby. It will guide the reader step by step how to read each word and verse and reflect on its meanings.
Reading and Re-reading
Reading each verse carefully and then re-reading it again and again might be helpful in understanding its meaning. Re-reading is the only way to grasp meanings of a word and phrase to understand true purpose of their revelations.
Sometimes it is helpful to write and re-write a verse on a piece of paper. It helps understanding the meaning of each word and verse gradually. It is also one of the most effective methods to memorize verses from the Bible and they can be remembered for a longer period of time.
Thinking on Each Word, Verse
After reading and writing a verse, it is essential to take a moment and reflect on each word of it. Thinking about each word and then verse sometimes helps to put pieces of puzzle together and you might be able to extract real meanings out of each verse.