Posts from June 2020

Posts from June 2020


James 1:2-3

June 30, 2020 – Tuesday James 1:2-3   NIV 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.                          Comment Ouch!! Really? You are (I am) supposed to Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds. Why would this be true or seem to be desired? The answer is in the next…

Isaiah 64:6

June 29, 2020 – Monday                                      Isaiah 64:6   NIV 6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;   we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. Isaiah 64:6   AKJV 6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we…

Psalm 23:3b

June 26, 2020 – Friday Psalm 23:3b   NIV 3b  He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3b   TLV 3b  He guides me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. Psalm 23:3b   TPT 3b  He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure and leads me along in His footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to His name. Comment Sometimes instead of looking at commentary you can look at various translations of a verse and gain…

Phillippians 2:3-4

June 25, 2020 – Thursday Philippians 2:3-4    NIV 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Comment These are two tough verses. Very tough. First of all 3a says Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Nothing? I can hear it now, “Come on, can’t I at least look out for myself, my future, my…

Joshua 24:14-15

June 24, 2020 – Wednesday                              Joshua 24:14-15    NIV 14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.  15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in…

Matthew 13:30

June 23, 2020 – Tuesday                                                                                         Matthew 13:30  NIV 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather…

James 4:7

June 22, 2020 – Monday                                                        James 4:7  NIV 7 Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Comment If you are (or ever were) a Star Trek fan, you will likely be familiar with the quote, “Resistance is futile” used by the Borg whenever they would encounter any race they intend to assimilate into…

Psalm 103:13

June 19, 2020 – Friday  Psalm 103:13  NIV 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him Psalm 103:13  YLT 13 As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him. Comment Sunday is Father’s Day, a day to celebrate Fathers. With that in mind I chose the verses above for today’s Verse/s of the Day. Take some time to consider the verse above comparing a father to God. Many versions do…

Hosea 11:1-4

June 18, 2020 – Thursday          Hosea 11:1-4   NIV  1  “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. 2 But the more they were called, the more they went away from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. 3 It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms;   but they did not realize it was I who healed them. 4 I led them with cords of human…

Hosea 1:2

June 17, 2020 – Wednesday Hosea 1:2   ESV  2  When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have children of whoredom, for the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the Lord.” Hosea 1:2   NKJV  2 When the Lord began to speak by Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea: “Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry And children of harlotry, For the land has committed great harlotry By departing from the Lord.” Comment Hosea was prophet of God from approximately 760-720 BC…

Ephesians 5:22-24

June 16, 2020 – Tuesday     Ephesians 5:22-24   ESV  22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, His body, and is Himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Comment If your Bible has chapter and section titles or headings, this section verses 22 to 33, has a heading in…

Ephesians 5:25

June 15, 2020 – Monday Ephesians 5:25   ESV  25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her Comment After writing about Genesis 2:18 on Friday I wanted to provide bookend of sorts for that verse and settled on Ephesians 5:25 above. The first thing we have to do is recognize verse 25 is not a complete sentence. In its fullness it reads as 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for…
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