Posts from November 2019

Posts from November 2019

Philippians

PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 29, 2019 – Friday Philippians 2:12-13  NIV 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Comments On Wednesday, we ended up a verse shy of…
Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Post – 28 November 2019

November 28, 2019 – Thursday THANKSGIVING This is a repost from Thanksgiving five years ago, November 27, 2014 – Thursday Comments on Thanksgiving Day – There are 40 references to Thanksgiving in the Bible – 31 are in the OT (13 in Psalms alone) and 9 are in the NT – The first 4 in the Old Testament  are in Leviticus – In the New Testament 3 are in 2 Corinthians, 1 in Philippians, 2 in Colossians, 2 in 1…
Philippians

Philippians 2:8

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 27, 2019 – Wednesday Philippians 2:8  NIV 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself     by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Comments This verse is of course about Jesus, but to really make sense of it let’s look at the preceding and following verses for context. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who,…
Ephesians

Ephesians 6:1-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 26, 2019 – Tuesday Ephesians 6:1-6  NIV 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—  3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. 5 Slaves,…

Galatians 5:2-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 25, 2019 – Monday Galatians 5:2-6  NIV 2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ;…
2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 10:1-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 22, 2019 – Friday 2 Corinthians 10:1-6  NIV 1 By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! 2 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards…
2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 9:12-13

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 21, 2019 – Thursday  2 Corinthians 9:12-13  NIV 12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.  13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing…
2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 7:15

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 20, 2019 – Wednesday 2 Corinthians 7:15  NIV 15 And his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling. Comments The context of the above verse about Titus’ affection would be 13 By all this we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because…
2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 2:29

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 19, 2019 – Tuesday 2 Corinthians 2:9  NIV 9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Comments What was the test Paul was referencing? This verse is from a group of verses put into paragraph form in both the NIV and ESV (among others) that read as follows (NIV) with the titles Forgiveness for the…
Romans

Romans 16:25-27

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 18, 2019 – Monday  Romans 16:25-27  NIV 25 Now to Him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past,  26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to…
Romans

Romans 16:17-19

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice November 15, 2019 – Friday Romans 16:17-19  NIV 17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. 19 Everyone has…
Romans

Romans 15:17-19

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 14, 2019 – Thursday Romans 15:17-19  NIV 17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done— 19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all…
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