Recently a friend of mind bought Logos Bible Software. It’s something I’ve owned for a couple of years now and I heartly recommend it. Yes, I know that it’s pricey, but they have lots of specials, and payment plans…after all…you didn’t balk when you bought your last four-wheeler or fishing pole with that spiffy new reel did you?
I’d say that it’s the most important thing I’ve ever purchased. Bar none.
There is no way that I’d ever study the bible like I do now if I had to use GASP! real paper books! I’ve done that a few times and it wasn’t pretty: Bible dictionary, 3 bibles, a few commentaries…all strung all over the kitchen table…what a mess. And talk about time consuming? arggg…
And one thing that only hit me AFTER I bought my bible software…what I THOUGHT was bible study was just a mix of devotional reading and a slight amount of study. Sure, I’d look up a word or two once in a while but the depth just wasn’t there. I was “surface studying” it. If you’re interested; here is a link to what this software can do: Logos
There is just NO WAY to get this kind of depth with paper and not go crazy:
Well, when my friend bought his copy of Logos, I asked him if he ran up against the same thing and he said yes, he did.
Once the physical aspects of bible study are conqured, then you really come face to face with your actual hermeneutic; the way you REALLY study…and for me, it was a real eye opener. In fact I had to step back and ask myself, how DOES one study the bible seriously?
So I ask you…do you STUDY or do you do what I was doing? Do you own some bible software or are you a “paper only” person?