The topic about translations of the bible inspired me to ask this related question: How do you keep your bible notes? Do you even take notes while reading the bible? Where to you keep them—in one bible, in a notebook or do you use an app?
I love the thought of reading just one bible, that I keep with me all the time and that contains all notes to bible verses, that I find interesting. But I switched the books in the last few years. Last year my wife and I decided to get and use a single bible together, so that we stumble upon each others notes while reading Gods word. Also books tend to provide limited space in the margins to write notes. And it’s sometimes very interesting, to compare a verse in different translations (or even languages) and write down the insights. These points make writing notes inside books less attractive to me. That’s why I started to take notes in digital documents. I used a software, that allows to link different entries easily. That lead to interesting paths and thoughts. However it was also rather time intensive and I stopped using it because of that.
Some time ago I decided to stop worrying, because I used to think a lot about this question, but never found an answer I was happy with. Instead I read a lot in the scripture and rely on the Holy Spirit to guide my thoughts and understanding, instead of my ability to structure notes. I occasionally take notes in whatever bible I hold in my hand (as long as I’m owning it…).
But I’m still interested in this topic and happy to learn about the ways and methods you apply when reading the bible.