*Originally posted March 2, 2009, I thought this was worth repeating. A great way to keep track of your key word symbol markings when doing inductive Bible study.
I wish I could say that I thought of this. Actually, I could’ve taken credit for it and you would never have known that I didn’t think of it. I know, I know – that wouldn’t be honest. That’s why I’m telling you that this idea is not original with me. I was at a Precept event in, I believe, Orlando several years ago. BJ Lawson was the trainer, and someone in the class made this suggestion. I don’t think I even saw the person who said it from the back of the room. But every time I share this brilliant solution with anyone, the reaction is always the same: a moment of silent awe and then a slowly dawning expression of wonder, appreciation, and a now-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that look.
So here it is. Drumroll, please. . . An easy, at-your-fingertips way of keeping up with your key word marking symbols is to mark the words in the concordance at the back of your Bible. Of course, every single word you want to mark will not be in your concordance. But, let’s face it, if it is a key word throughout Scripture, then it will probably rate being in the concordance. I have the New Inductive Study Bible and have found that its concordance has quite a lot of the words I mark.
I hope that rocks your world of key word marking the way it did mine. As BJ said that day when the suggestion was made in her class, “Now that was worth the price of admission!”