Here are a few practical suggestions:
- Pay attention to repetition. When God uses a word repeatedly (or sparingly) this is a word that needs careful examination. It is a word God is emphasizing.
- Pay attention to definition. You don’t have to be a Greek or Hebrew scholar to study the root meaning behind a word. While a dictionary is helpful, a Strong’s Concordance would be much better. We must not impose current meaning on God’s words. What was God’s intent?
So choose a word! Begin a personal Bible word study today. One word can make a world of difference in your life and in the lives of those around you.
- Pay attention to progression. Remember that Scripture was given as a progressive revelation. Take note of the order in which truths are given in a passage. Compare the use of that word in one passage to its use in another place.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
From The Importance of a Single Word: 3 Tips for Doing Word Studies