Two months ago, I began a new study using the textbook, Grasping God's Word. I've learned a lot in the past eight weeks about going deeper and deeper in my reading and studying of the Bible, although I'm afraid I'd get a failing grade if I had to turn in homework or take any tests. Week before last, the lesson was on word studies, and something really terrific came out of that lesson: I'm actually learning to use my wonderful Logos Bible Software for Mac the way it was meant to be used.
In my pre-Mac existence, I had the PC Study Bible software program. For the most part, what I used it for was to find, copy, and paste Bible verses. As a Mac user, I invested almost a year ago in the Bible Study package of Logos Bible Software for Mac. But again, what I've mostly used it for is looking up Bible verses and taking an occasional peek into a commentary.
But when I was doing the Grasping God's Word lesson on word studies, a chapter that calls for the use of an exhaustive concordance with a Hebrew/Greek to English dictionary, not to mention suggestions for other study helps such as lexicons, dictionaries of theology and exegesis, etc., necessity sent me to my computer. Holy smoke! I knew my Logos for Mac had a lot in it, but I didn't have a clue how I should be using it. Now I'm smacking myself in the head and saying, Duh! It's like having a top of the line computer and never using it for anything except to use the built-in calculator to add and subtract. What a waste of technology and resources!
But why waste time with woulda, coulda, shoulda when I can spend it instead doing an exegetical study of one of my favorite verses of the Bible.
PS The new Logos 4 has released in the Windows version and will soon be coming to the Mac. If you like to go deeper in your study, you can't go wrong with Logos.