Posts from May 2021

Posts from May 2021

Acts

Acts 10:3-5      NIV

May 31, 2021 – Monday – Memorial Day USA Acts 10:3-5      NIV 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.  5 Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is…
Ephesians

Ephesians 5:21      NIV

May 28, 2021 – Friday Ephesians 5:21      NIV 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21      NCV 21 Yield to obey each other as you would to Christ. Comment  When Luke Stephens, the assistant Pastor at Calvary Chapel of Dayton, taught on Ephesians 5:22-24 for wives, he used yield instead of submit and implied the same when he taught on Ephesians 5:24-33 for husbands. If you look up the word used in verse 21, it is the Greek hypotassō with the military meaning to…
Genesis

Genesis 1:1      NIV

May 27, 2021 – Thursday Genesis 1:1      NIV 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Comment  No matter which version of the Bible you read this is the first verse in the Bible. A few, very few, instead of writing God, they write Elohim. The two are NOG (Name Of God Bible) and OJB (Orthodox Jewish Bible). That does not present a problem though as if you look at the Hebrew for this verse here (you may wish to enlarge…
Revelation

Revelation 2:6      NIV

May 26, 2021 – Wednesday Revelation 2:6      NIV 6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Revelation 2:6      CJB But you have this in your favor: you hate what the Nicolaitans do — I hate it too. Comment  The above are Jesus’ words to the church of Ephesus. I posted this verse online (Facebook) noting that Jesus hates the practices of the Nicolaitans or what the Nicolaitans…
1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11:10      NIV

May 25, 2021 – Tuesday A Short Note: Having completed the look through the Bible at almost all the verses with believe or belief, instead of choosing a new subject or topic right away I will look at items of interest that have come up before that I have not written on in the past. 1 Corinthians 11:10      NIV 10 It is for this reason that a woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head, because of…

Jude 1:5       NIV

May 24, 2021 – Monday Jude 1:5       NIV 5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered His people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. Comment  Jude is writing this letter to Christians, the you in verse five are the Christians then, the Christians through time, to the Christians alive today. But what is he referring to when he writes, Though you already know all this? To find out…

3 John 1:3       NIV

May 21, 2021 – Friday 3 John 1:3       NIV 3 It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. Comment  Many versions use brethren instead of believers as above, where brethren are fellow believers. Still, we must ask, who is John talking about and who is he talking to in this verse in this very short letter of fourteen verses? Who is John…
1 John

1 John 5:13       NIV

May 20, 2021 – Thursday 1 John 5:13       NIV 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13       CJB 13 I have written you these things so that you may know that you have eternal life — you who keep trusting in the person and power of the Son of God. Comment  The above verse comes…
1 John

1 John 5:10       NIV

May 19, 2021 – Wednesday 1 John 5:10       NIV 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made Him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about His Son. Comment  When I first read the above, I was reminded of something I have heard and read from various sources. Here it is most succinctly from C.S. Lewis, Jesus Christ was either a liar, a…
1 John

1 John 5:4-5       NIV

May 17, 2021 – Tuesday 1 John 5:4-5       NIV 4 For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.  5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:4-5       TLV 4 For everyone born of God overcomes the world. And the victory that has overcome the world is this—our faith.  5 Who is it that overcomes…
1 John

1 John 5:1       NIV

May 16, 2021 – Monday 1 John 5:1       NIV Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 1 John 5:1       CJB Everyone who believes that Yeshua is the Messiah has God as his father, and everyone who loves a father loves his offspring too Comment  There is a reason we pray not only to Almighty God, but also to our Heavenly Father.…
1 John

1 John 4:1       NIV

May 14, 2021 – Friday 1 John 4:1       NIV 1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Comment  I am touched by how this verse and chapter begins, Dear friends or in some versions Beloved. It is almost as if John is reaching across two millennia and calling out to us as fellow believers, Dear friends. And just as we would tell a…
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