Daily Verse – Revelations 7:9

The Book of Revelation is a rich source of information and complicated. In today’s verse I am just concentrating on a few words. A multitude out of every nation and tribe and peoples and tongues. Ochlos – a crowd, a multitude, like the people surrounding Jesus as he entered towns and villages. Ethnos – outContinue reading “Daily Verse – Revelations 7:9”

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 – I Thessalonians 5:17

Unceasingly Pray.  adialeiptōs proseuchesthe. God, through Paul’s handwriting, at his minimalist best. adialeiptōs is an adverb – without ceasing, uninterruptedly, without omission. proseuchesthe, to make prayer to God. For gratitude, for need of yourself and others. This is an exhortation and a challenge. Pray, so it is as automatic as breathing. There are times whenContinue reading “Daily Verse – I Thessalonians 5:17”

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 Corinthians 13:13

I have chosen the Message version today because I absolutely love Peterson’s exhortation to ‘Trust steadily in God’. The Greek Interlinear tells us that this first of three behaviours for us is ‘faith’. The word is pistis, which is used 36 times in the N.T. and always of an active faith: e.g., your faith hasContinue reading “Daily Verse – 1 Corinthians 13:13”

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”

The Daily Verse – John 15:18

“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative]Continue reading “The Daily Verse – John 15:18”