Posts by calvarydayton

Posts by calvarydayton

John

John 8:12

September 01, 2021 – Wednesday John 8:12     NIV 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Comment.  I have always loved this verse. Perhaps because it lines up so well with John 1:4-5 where John wrote, In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness,…
Romans

Romans 12:2

August 30, 2021 – Monday                              Romans 12:2     NIV 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2     NKJV 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect…
Acts

Acts 4:13

August 27, 2021 – Friday Acts 4:13     NIV 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13     NKJV 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. Comment  The primary difference…
John

John 1:1-3

August 26, 2021 – Thursday John 1:1-3     NIV 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:1-3     NET 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. 2 The Word was with God in…
Romans

Romans 9:1-2

August 25, 2021 – Wednesday Romans 9:1-2     NIV 1 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Romans 9:1-2     NET 1I am telling the truth in Christ (I am not lying!), for my conscience assures me in the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Comment  This is one of the two times…

Galatians 1:20

August 24, 2021 – Tuesday Galatians 1:20     NIV 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie. Galatians 1:20     NET 20 I assure you that, before God, I am not lying about what I am writing to you! Galatians 1:20     NASB 20 (Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.)  Comment  Above three versions of this verse were chosen because they…

Proverbs 21:3, 13, 15, 27     NIV

August 23, 2021 – Monday Proverbs 21:3, 13, 15, 27     NIV 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. 13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. 15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable—how much more so when brought with evil intent!  Comment  Four verses for today, but the focus will be…

Proverbs 20:4, 13      NIV

August 20, 2021 – Friday Proverbs 20:4, 13      NIV 4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. Comment  The two verses above although separated by eleven verses really do go together. Both are plain, practical common sense, intended to inculcate the lesson that men should diligently seize the opportunity whilst it is theirs.…

Proverbs 19:5, 9      NIV

August 19, 2021 – Thursday Proverbs 19:5, 9      NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish. Proverbs 19:5, 9      YLT 5 A false witness is not acquitted, whoso breatheth out lies is not delivered. 9 A false witness is not acquitted, and whoso breatheth out lies perisheth. Comment  At one time, for over six months,…
1 John

1 John 4:18

August 18, 2021 – Wednesday 1 John 4:18      CJB 18 There is no fear in love. On the contrary, love that has achieved its goal gets rid of fear, because fear has to do with punishment; the person who keeps fearing has not been brought to maturity in regard to love. 1 John 4:18      NIV 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who…
2 Timothy

2 Timothy 1:7 

August 17, 2021 – Tuesday 2 Timothy 1:7      NET 7 For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7      NIV 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7      CJB 7 For God gave us a Spirit who produces not timidity, but power, love and self-discipline.  Comment  You have three versions above of…
Lamentations

Lamentations 3:57 

August 16, 2021 – Monday Lamentations 3:57      NIV 57 You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” Lamentations 3:57      TLV 57 You drew near on the day I called to You. You said, “Do not fear!” Comment  You may wonder why the two versions are provided when they are so close in what they say in this verse. The explanation is twofold, first the second You in the Tree of Life Version (TLV) has the…