Every word in the Bible has been preserved for a reason. And God, as the master wordsmith, guided His human scribes to use precisely the words He wanted to use. Some words are used hundreds of times and some only a few times. A concordance like the one at http://www.blueletterbible.org will help you follow the word trails in the Bible.
Wise students of the Bible carefully examine the words God uses. When they read Scripture passages, they ask the following questions:
- Why does the author use the same word several times?
- Where else in the Bible is this particular word used? In what context is it used?
- What is God revealing about Himself or about people by using this word?
- Is the word ever used as a symbol or metaphor? If so, what does it represent?
The devotions in Dig into Words will whet your appetite for Scripture word searches. Discovering how God uses a particular word throughout the Bible is a spiritually invigorating journey.