We had an interesting discussion on how to study the Bible tonight. Some people feel guilty if they don't read a chapter a day. Others swear by Bible Reading Notes. Some follow a system devised by CH Spurgeon, Alan Stibbs or IVP. I find the best way is to have to preach on a passage.
One thing I have tried is to write a hymn around a section of scripture. Those readers who liked my hymn "A precious people" might care to know that it comes from Colossians chapter 3 verses 12-17.