I may have never scribbled on a wax tablet by the light of a wood fire, but back in the “old days” I used to research the scriptures by running center column ref’s in a Scofield Reference Bible and turning pages in a very large hardback volume of Strong’s Concordance. Whether you’re preparing sermons notes, putting together a 5 minute devotion or – gasp – studying the scripture for your own personal edification, today’s online resources make quick work out of what used to take time and energy. I’m not arguing that it makes us all lazy; I’m saying we can spend more time reading the text, outlining and praying over the material and less wasted time flipping pages and running dead ends.
I make good use of the Bible Gateway site and have integrated some it’s features into The Master’s Table. I continue to use ESVBible.org and Bible Hub for my own research and study. We live in the information age and much of the accumulated knowledge of all time is instantly available to everyone.