There are some important things to know when it comes to using a study Bible. First, there is a word of caution. When reading a study Bible, make sure you remember that the words of the Scripture are the words of God Himself, while the words of commentary included, as helpful as they may be, are not. Keep reminding yourself that the notes and comments and articles are no more inspired by God than a commentary you would pick up in the bookstore. This is one of the reasons why I never do my daily Bible reading in a study Bible. For my morning devotions, I only want me, the Bible text, and my journal.