If you believe in God, you know that the Bible holds the answers to all the important questions in your life. The Bible discusses topics from who you should spend time with to how to work with difficult people. You can find answers to the meaning of life and what happens after we die. However, you may not know where to go to get your Bible questions answered.
Prayer should always be the first choice to seeking Bible answers. As you pray, you open yourself to God, who can then direct you to the person or verse that will answer your question. When you pray, you tell God that he is your source of Biblical knowledge. The Bible says in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” God should be your first source of answers.
Short concordances can be found in the backs of most Bibles. These concordances list the verses that discuss specific topics, and these short concordances list the most common topics. Larger concordances provide verses for every word in the Bible. These larger concordances often refer to a specific Bible translation, so choose a concordance that matches your Bible.
Many electronic databases provide concordance-like Bible word searches. For example, if you are searching for verses on the words you say, you can conduct an internet search on the topic and retrieve information from electronic concordances that list every verse that discusses the topic. These are valuable resources if you need quick answers, but consider going further and reading the surrounding verses as well as several verses on the specific topic to avoid taking a single verse out of context.
Your pastor or religious leader should be a valuable asset when you are looking for biblical answers. Don’t hesitate to contact your pastor or church leaders if you have pressing questions you cannot get answered elsewhere or if you are looking for confirmation that you have found the correct answer. These leaders may also be able to give you additional resources, suggest further reading or encourage you to participate in a Bible study on the topic you have questions about. In addition, they may direct you to others who have had the same questions and challenges you are experiencing.
Bible questions are typically rooted in a challenge you are facing in your life. However, they may also be the result of something you heard from a religious leader, loved one or friend. No matter the root of your biblical question, you can find answers.