You might be a scripture nerd if:
- You have highlighters, pens, colored pencils, and pencils to mark your scriptures with and you still want MORE!
- You get excited when you find a new way to mark your scriptures.
- Your scriptures are a rainbow of color on just about every page and have margins full of tiny notes (or oodles of sticky notes full of insights).*
- You consider a scripture journal essential to your study.
- You’re on your nth scripture journal.
- You love scripture chasing to a particular reference that is cited by a speaker.
- You dream of playing Scripture Golf ** with the stake high counsel
- You have played Scripture Golf with the stake high counsel.
- Someone gives a scripture reference and you automatically know what it says without having to look it up.
- You read scripture commentaries for fun and relaxation.
- You read a scripture commentary and you get a little miffed they didn’t include some insights you consider extra important.
- You have written a scripture commentary.
- You have applied for a job that would involve teaching from the scriptures.
- You get excited whenever the Isaiah chapters come up in Sunday school.
- You get excited anytime someone quotes Isaiah and gives a good insight about it.
- You can’t imagine not spending time in the scriptures every day.
- Someone says something about trying to get into a habit of reading the scriptures every day and you find yourself thinking, “Why would anyone skip scripture study?”
- You catch all the scriptural allusions in classical literature.
- Along with catching the scriptural allusions, you know where they are quoting from.
- You enjoy searching the internet to see what everybody else has said about various scriptural passages.
- You own other versions of the Bible besides the King James Version or have consulted them online.
- You own an exhaustive concordance or have consulted one online.
- You find yourself doing translation and word studies even though you don’t actually understand ancient languages.
- You consider the Topical Guide to be somewhat limited in scope and dream of making your own index.
- You have studied ancient languages specifically so that you can understand your scriptures better.
Postscript – Some of the above are not true for me or are only partially true, so I am not the complete scripture nerd. Also, some, like playing scripture golf with the stake high council are tongue-in-cheek.
* Alternatively, your scriptures may not be a rainbow of color and full of marginal notes, but that’s just because you’ve recently gotten a new set of scriptures again and you prefer to mark them organically rather than just transferring all your markings.
** Scripture golf – a competition in which one person reads a verse from anywhere in scripture and others try to guess the correct book and chapter that it came from. Extra points are awarded if the correct verse number is given.