The study of the Bible is absolutely necessary to the development of the Christian life for those who desire a fuller and more accurate knowledge of the Bible.
In Christianity, Bible study is the study of the Bible by ordinary people as a personal religious or spiritual practice. Some denominations may call this devotion or devotional acts; however in other denominations devotion has other meanings.
Bible study in this sense is distinct from biblical studies, which is a formal academic discipline. Bible studies are for individuals or small groups.