Joshua 1:8, NIV:  Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Peruse the epistles of Paul, and you may pop a particular question: “What is ‘Therefore,’ there for?” Most of the time we may overlook such things. We often sit down to read God’s Word but don’t really take the time to reflect on it. But God desires us to meditate on His Word—to really ‘chew’ on it and allow it to sink in and become a part of us. A great way to do this is to ask questions while you read. Like, “Why is that there?” and “How does it tie in with the paragraphs surrounding it, or with the rest of the book?” Words like: therefore, but, or, and, however, and similar words are called contextual clues. They tell us something about the context of the passage. In the case of these words, they tell us that the writer is continuing a line of thought from the previous paragraph. This causes us to go back and investigate what the writer is getting at. There are many such things we can find in the scripture to help us better understand God’s Word. So often, we just simply must take the time to look.