2. They study the Bible. This is different from reading your Bible devotionally as part of your daily time with God. Highly effective disciples also have a habit of studying their Bible. They are students of the scriptures — looking up passages, doing word studies, tying in related passages, discovering the historical context. They know that a systematic study moves them beyond their favorite passages into the whole Bible, allowing them to know more about God — His thoughts, His character, His ways and His love. They understand that Bible study increases their knowledge of the Scriptures, fills them with godly wisdom, guides their lives and builds their faith.