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nl | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 3 2021 3:54 PM

I have created a collection of calendar devotionals and want to search it to find all devotions on a specific verse, is there a way to search the main verse of the devotions only? Rather than every time that verse is mentioned?

Searching a verse will bring up many results where the verse may be briefly mentioned or in a "further reading" section at the bottom. This brings up too many search results to sift through to find which devotions are actually on that verse.

Here is an example:


Tender words of terrible apprehension


“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” Psalm 9:17
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Ezekiel 8:5–18


How often do you forget his presence too! In the midst of a crowd, you are conscious every one of you of the presence of man, but perhaps this very moment you are ignoring the fact that God is here. In your shop on the morrow how carefully you will take heed that your conduct is circumspect if the eye of your fellow-man is observing you. But before the presence of God, with the Eternal eye upon you, you can presume to practice the paltry tricks of trade or to do that which you would not have revealed to mortals for all the world; careful to shut the door, and draw the curtain, and hide yourselves in secret from men; strangely forgetting that when the curtain is drawn and the door is shut, God is there still. No walls can shut him out; no darkness can conceal the deed from his eye; he is everywhere and sees us in all things. Why, my hearers, we are all guilty in this respect in a measure; we forget the actual presence and the overlooking eye of God. We talk as we dare not talk if we were thinking that he heard us. We act as we would not act if we were conscious that God was there. We indulge in thoughts which we should cast out if we could but bear in perpetual remembrance the abiding presence of God, the Judge of the whole earth. Forgetting God is so common a sin, that the believer himself needs to repent of it, and ask to have it forgiven, while the unbeliever may solemnly confess this to be his crying sin, a piece of guilt to which he dare not profess innocence.

FOR MEDITATION: The Christian should make a positive effort to do everything to the satisfaction of his unseen but seeing Lord (Ephesians 6:5–7). This was the principle that Joseph adopted (Genesis 39:9).

Any ideas as to how I could do this better would be appreciated.

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David P. Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 3 2021 6:41 PM

nl:
is there a way to search the main verse of the devotions only?

This I don't think will be the perfect search, but I think will come closer to what you are looking for than the regular search:

Limit to Heading text; Large text:

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nl | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 3 2021 7:47 PM

Hi David,

How did you get "Limit to Heading text; Large text:" into the first section? I can't seem to figure it out

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David P. Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 3 2021 9:09 PM

Just click on "All Text" (circled) and choose Heading Text and Large Text from the resulting menu.

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nl | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 3 2021 9:52 PM

Mine seems to only have the highlighter options Tongue Tied

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 3 2021 11:06 PM

nl:

Mine seems to only have the highlighter options Tongue Tied

That is strange.

The search fields shown are derived from the search fields defined for each resource in your collection. It looks as though your example is from one of the Spurgeons devotionals. What do you see regarding search fields in the Information pane of the resource? (please post a screenshot using the paperclip icon in the forum editor)

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