If you want to find precious wisdom when you study the Bible, you must dig for it. Proverbs 2:4-5 says if you search for wisdom “as for hidden treasures” you will “discover the knowledge of God.” But you don’t mine for gold by digging with your hands. You need the right tools!
One tool I use for serious Bible study is Strong’s Concordance. This reference book shows what every word in the Bible means in the original language. Here’s an example: 1 Timothy 3:2 says a church leader should be “hospitable.” Does that mean he should invite people to his house? “Hospitable” is the Greek word “philoxenos,” which means “love of foreigners.” This means a leader should love people of all cultures, because this reflects God’s big heart! You will find deeper revelation when you become a passionate digger. (Strong’s is available free on the Blue Letter Bible online app.)