I know this is a loaded question and it's hard to pinpoint exactly what I need, but I really want to know the best way of studying and applying the Scriptures. I would love to gain tips from all of you, but I would especially like to hear from those who have had a beautiful system for many years which has proved to be beneficial. Here are some bullet points of my thoughts as of now: I prefer a physical Bible to grow familiar with, but the font can't be too small. I have a few that I really like, but so far I don't think I have "the one." I prefer the ESV. I really want to always focus on comprehension and application. I want the Scripture and what it means to always stick with me. Sadly though, I often forget too quickly what I learn. Right now I am reading "Devotional Hours With The Bible" as well as reading the text. I love the lessons and I am very satisfied with the style of the writing. It has been the best aid I have found for the Bible. I am thinking of buying a journaling Bible to start building my own study Bible in a sense. I wonder if this would be the best way to grow? As well, I want to be able to teach people on a whim if needed. This is why I'm thinking about a good journaling Bible. I know this is all very vague, but I would really appreciate any advice and tips to help me make the most of my studies and application. Thank you in advance. Please don't hesitate to chime in. This is really important for me.