Daily Verse – Philippians 2:3

Do nothing according to eritheian – self ambition. The two occurrences of this word, here and James 3:4 – are better understood as strife or contention. Don’t act if it is a result of, or results in, faction or intrigue – being contentious or continuing in opposition. Instead, act in humility – tapeinophrosune – modestyContinue reading “Daily Verse – Philippians 2:3”

Daily Verse – Psalm 23:1

Yahweh is my shepherd. ra’ah – shepherd – is only used in this verse in the entire O.T. To tend a flock, to pasture it, to keep companion with it, to keep with it. The Lord is with us, as a companion, looking out for us, keeping up with us. Because of this we ‘shallContinue reading “Daily Verse – Psalm 23:1”

Daily Verse – Matthew 6:6

This is one of the most quoted passages of Jesus talking about prayer and he highlights the difference between praying in public for the praise of others and praying individually in a close relationship with God. The Greek Interlinear offers up an interesting translation of part of this passage. Rather than ‘go into your room’Continue reading “Daily Verse – Matthew 6:6”

Daily Verse – James 1:2

Making the word order a little easier to follow in the Greek Interlinear, this verse reads, ‘Esteem it all joy, my brothers, when you might fall into various trials’. This verse may well be the equivalent of that common saying, laugh in the face of danger. Neither are reckless or uncaring of what happens nextContinue reading “Daily Verse – James 1:2”

Daily Verse – 1 Peter 3:15

The word which jumps out in this verse, when you read the Greek Interlinear version, is that ‘answer’ is written as ‘defence’. We are to always be ready to give a defence of the hope we have in Christ. The word for ‘defence’ in Greek is apologian and only occurs in the New Testament 3Continue reading “Daily Verse – 1 Peter 3:15”

Verse of the Day: Romans 8:1

In this verse the Apostle Paul uses the Greek work katakrima for the word condemnation. He tells us there is no condemnation – no penalty, no punishment or penal servitude following from a condemning. There are only two other usages of katakrima besides this one in the New Testament and both occur in Romans 5:16Continue reading “Verse of the Day: Romans 8:1”

Easter Day Thoughts

It has been more than a year since I entered a physical church building. No one could have imagined the events of the last year which has contributed to me making that statement. I have always believed that the church of God is the people and not the stone and glass, but it did strikeContinue reading “Easter Day Thoughts”

The Way After – Day #3

In Sando’s copy of ‘John Brierley – A Pilgrim’s Gude to the Camino de Santiago’ there is a quick 5-point reference page. It lists the following points: Travel – a quick guide; Preparation – Outer; Language; Pilgrim Passport, Protocol & Prayer; Preparation – Inner. Under travel it refers to when and how long. Life questionsContinue reading “The Way After – Day #3”