Tell me if this sounds familiar to you…
You’re having a deep, spiritual conversation with someone and you know there’s a perfect Bible verse that speaks directly into your discussion.
There’s just one problem – you don’t know what it says or where it is.
You remember the idea of the verse, perhaps a few keywords, but that’s it.
You don’t know who wrote it. You don’t know what book of the Bible it’s in. You don’t even know if it’s in the Old Testament or the New Testament.
What can you do?
How do you find a specific scripture when you don’t know where to start?
With the tools you have on your person, how can you find the perfect Bible verse at a moment’s notice?
You Google it.
You can use Google to find any verse in the Bible in 10 seconds or less.
Let’s run through a couple of examples to see how this works:
Let’s say that you remember there’s a story in the Bible somewhere where one person stabs another person with a sword and it sinks all the way into that person’s body.
Yes, that’s an actual story in the Bible. And if you type in a couple of keywords into Google, like “sword body closed,” you’re going to pop up with the story in Judges about Ehud.
Pretty cool, right?
How about this – “him strength gives Bible.”
What did Google spit out for you?
It was Philippians 4:13, wasn’t it?
And guess what? You can repeat this over and over again no matter what kind of scripture you’re looking for.
Here’s why this is powerful. When you understand how to use Google to find any verse quickly, you are going to benefit your personal Bible study.
When you’re going through a tough time and you need some inspiration, some guidance, or you need God to speak into a specific part of your life, now you can find exactly what you need.
No more throwing the Bible up in the air and hoping a breeze opens the pages to the perfect spot…
But not only does it help you, it also allows you to encourage and equip other people in your life.
When you want to help someone else grow spiritually you can find the perfect scripture to equip them at that moment. You won’t have to rely on your own memory (or your opinion), you can point them back to God’s Word.
A great mentor, a great disciple, is someone who leads others back to the Bible as the north star for living a life that honors God. And Google can help you be that person for others.