Have you ever wondered what the Bible says that we are supposed to do? Or what we are able to do? Or what we will do? Here’s your answer:
There are 57 verses that answer that question, and now, courtesy of my Accordance Bible study software, I know what they are.
I have a complicated relationship with Accordance. On the one hand, it’s so incredibly useful that I can’t imagine using anything else, much less doing without it. On the other hand, the user interface is a mess and grudges every concession it makes to the Mac user-interface standards.
This particular search looks for verbs in the second person not far from any of several words that mean life, but the verb has to be either an imperative (a command) or in the future tense or the subjunctive mood (you will or you might…).
I guess the next step for me is to read those verses and listen for what they might say to me.
Update: No, I’m not saying that these 57 verses are all you need. This is more of a “have you ever wondered” sort of thing.
Update 2: D’oh! There are actually a whole bunch more verses (1398) if you take off the qualification that they have to be near one of the words for life.