Day 5: Learn to Use Bible Study Aids in 5 Minutes a Day

Day 5 Dig Concordance Learn to Use Bible Study Aids in 5 Mins a Day

Day Five

Did you find a treasure-icious surprise when you clicked that one little Strong’s number?

Let’s not get overwhelmed at all we can glean, let’s be encouraged!

Dig the Concordance!

Each time we dig a little deeper into God’s Word, He leads us closer to His heart for us, and for the other guy, and for the world.

God doesn’t ask us to mine His Word because He’s hiding anything from us, but because He wants us to want to know Him, really know Him and spend time with Him, not just intellectually agree to His existence.  Smile

He wants to be our Shepherd – for reals.  And that’s something I need to remind myself of over and over again.  Black Sheep

So let’s do a little digging for 5 short minutes at Blue Letter Bible.

I hope you came hungry because we’re headed to the buffet!

Enjoy the Dig!

Follow the steps from Day 4 to find a word you would like to know more about.

Here’s the short-list:

  1. Set the Tomato Timer. Check speaker volume.
  2. Go to Blue Letter Bible.
  3. Search for a verse by reference or key word.
  4. Click the Tools button next to the verse you are interested in.
  5. Click the Interlinear tab.

You should now be where you were last lesson.

As an example, I searched shepherd Psalm.  Then I chose Psalm 23:1.

The only two columns we are interested in for now are:

English and Strong’s.

Try to block out the other columns in your mind. Just pretend they are ads on Facebook.  Smile

Shepherd_Strongs-Number2

 

Got Your Word?

Skip your eyes over to the Strong’s column. The blue blocks won’t be on your screen – I did that graphically on the screenshots so you could see what I was talking about.  Smile

Shepherd_Strong's Number[6]

For example, “is my shepherd” is number H7462.

  • Click the number.

You Now Sit at a Word Buffet!

This screenshot is just a tiny bit of what’s being served!

Strong's Number Shepherd

There is so much to glean, the screenshot couldn’t capture it all!

Interlinear resources are like veggie candy!

Sweet *and* good for our souls!

I was going to list all the goodies, but it’s so much more fun to explore the campground than read a list of amenities and adventures.

So … have fun exploring!

Putting More Time on the Tomato

It’s at this point that I usually reset my Tomato Timer over and over again (or set it for a 10-minute Long Break or 25-minute Pomodoro). 

I love clicking around on that buffet page, learning what I can learn!  Smile

What are you learning? What word did you dig into? Please do share in the comments – curiosity feeds curiosity!

Have You Enjoyed the Journey?

Well, my friend, we’ve come to the end of 5 days spending 5 Minutes a Day Learning to Use Bible Study Aids. 

What do you think?  Are you ready to dig into Blue Letter Bible on your own and mine the many resources? 

Or would you like to continue the adventure together?  Let me know in the comments below or contact me here.

Either way, enjoy the journey into your Hero’s world – His Word!

Share the Gift

Are you interested in sharing the gift of His Word with those who have no Bible in their language? Visit Wycliff to learn more.

Do you know someone who would like to learn to use Bible study aids in 5 minutes a day? Share this link!

 

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