Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day

Luke

Luke 6:47-49

January 24, 2020 – Friday Luke 6:47-49  NIV 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like.  48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.  49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them…
Matthew

Matthew 7:24-27

January 23, 2020 – Thursday Matthew 7:24-27  NIV 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish…
Ezekiel

Ezekiel 33:30-32

January 22, 2020 – Wednesday Ezekiel 33:30-32  NIV 30 “As for you, son of man, your people are talking together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, saying to each other, ‘Come and hear the message that has come from the Lord.’  31 My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice. Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy…
Luke

Luke 23:33-34

January 21, 2020 – Tuesday Luke 23:33-34  NIV 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals—one on His right, the other on His left.  34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Comments – Part 3 of 3 Go here for Part 1 Comments – Part 1 and Part 2 Comments. Today I would like to share what a few commentaries say…
Luke

Luke 23:33-34

January 20, 2020 – Monday Luke 23:33-34 NIV 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals—one on His right, the other on His left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Comments – Part 2 As noted in Comments – Part 1, these were not Jesus’ last words, but His first known words…
Luke

Luke 23:33-34

January 17, 2020 – Friday Luke 23:33-34  NIV 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals—one on His right, the other on His left.  34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Comments – Part 1 These were not Jesus’ last words, but His first known words after being crucified, after being nailed to the cross. This is something…
Luke

Luke 17:3-4

January 16, 2020 – Thursday Luke 17:3-4  NIV 3 “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.  4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” Comments This is so very different from what Jesus said in Matthew 6:14-15 and in Mark 11:25-26 where as Christians we were to forgive anyone who sinned against for anything they may have done. Here Jesus…
Mark

Luke 11:25-26

January 15, 2020 – Wednesday Mark 11:25-26  NKJV 25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.  26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” Comments I really like the shortened version of verse twenty-five, if you have anything against anyone, forgive them. Short and to the point. Unlike the apostle Paul, Jesus is almost always short and to the point. Like…
Matthew

Matthew 26:26-28

January 14, 2020 – Tuesday Matthew 26:26-28  NIV 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”  27 Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.  28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Comments It is in…
Haggai

Haggai 1:5-6

January 13, 2020 – Monday Haggai 1:5-6  NASB 5 Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, “Consider your ways!  6 You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes.” Comments In verse five Consider your ways! is a common translation in this verse.  The NASB has a note for the word Consider as it literally means Set your heart on. This fits well with David…
1 John

John 1:4-5

January 10, 2020 – Friday John 1:4-5  NIV 4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Comments Jesus is the light of life and He was (is) the light of all mankind. It is His Godly light that shines in the darkness. Further darkness cannot overcome the light nor understand or comprehend it. The key to understanding this is that darkness is not…
Matthew

Matthew 18:21-22

January 09, 2020 – Thursday Matthew 18:21-22  NIV 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven times.” Comments Yesterday when we looked at Matthew 6:14-15 we looked at the Greek transliterated word paraptoma used therein as sin and as transgressions and found it to be defined by Strong’s as (unintentional) error or (wilful) transgression:—fall, fault,…