How Deep Can You Mine in God’s Word?

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How detailed is the Bible? Is it like any other book where you can scan over the words, get the gist of the plot and main characters and pretty much know what the book is about. When you read through its pages the first time, are you able to put it down and say, “I’ve read it!”? How deep can you dig in the mine of the word of God and continue pulling up precious jewels, each layer revealing even more costly gems?

I’m going to propose to you that the Bible is inexhaustible, and we should expect it to be. Consider the source! If we are sincere in our claim that the author of the Bible is God Himself through human authors, we should nothing less. When asked if the Bible contains hidden codes over the years, I’ve heard so many respond, “I still don’t understand what’s on the surface. Why would I try and go any deeper?” While I understand the point they are trying to make, I have found that it’s the treasures I’ve mined at the deep levels that has convinced me beyond the shadow of a doubt that this is indeed God’s word I’m dealing with, and those roots are what have helped my desire to stay in the word, and keep going through life’s storms.

Here’s one of my favorite verses in the Bible concerning this matter:

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverbs 25:2)

With that said, here’s a prepositional chart I put together years ago for the epistle of 1 Peter. If it’s been awhile, a preposition is defined as a word before another word in a sentence that serves to modify that word. Often prepositions are directional words. Can we study God’s word by analyzing the prepositions used? Absolutely!

To view the prepositional chart of 1 Peter, click here.

To view our entire 1 Peter google drive folder, click here.

To view my sermon series “1 Peter: Directionally Challenged” on Youtube based on this chart, click here.