Do you have a favorite Bible verse? Would you like to find something meaningful to your real life in the Bible? Search for it!
Remember our camping explorations? Sometimes we came across treasures just by wandering the campground with our eyes open for discovery.
Other times, we’d have to search for them. The camp map showed there was something to discover, but we had to look for it.
Today’s 5-minutes will be invested in searching for treasure on Blue Letter Bible.
- Set the Tomato Timer for 5 min (short break). Check speaker volume.
- Go to Blue Letter Bible.
- Find the Search the Bible box (at the time of this writing it is in the upper right corner of their home page).
- Enter your favorite verse, either the reference (as in Psalm 23), or a key word (shepherd) or, if you know it’s in Psalms, (shepherd psalm).
- If you don’t have a verse in mind, enter a word like comfort or hope.
- If you have a favorite translation, select it from the drop-down list. If not, choose an easy one like NLT or ESV.
- Click the search button – it looks like a magnifying glass.
A list will appear.
For example, when I typed in shepherd psalm using the NKJV, I got this short list:
The more words you enter, the shorter the list will be.
For example, if I type in just one word shepherd, I get a list of 55 occurrences in 52 verses in the NKJV.
Look over the verses you find. Does one stand out to you? Mull on it, copy/paste it, write it down.
More Time on the Tomato?
If you still have time on your Tomato Timer, click the verse reference (for example, Psa 23:1) and read the verse in context, meaning along with the verses before and after it.
If you were looking for a particular verse and it didn’t come up in the list, try subtracting words from your search. You’ll get a longer list of verses, but better chances at finding the one you are looking for. It happens to me all the time!
Enjoy the Journey
Enjoy the journey into your Hero’s world – His Word!
If you have time, come back and tell us what word or verse you looked up!
Are you interested in sharing the gift of His Word with those who have no Bible in their language? Visit Wycliff to learn more.
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