Verse of the Day (Page 3)

Verse of the Day (Page 3)

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,…
Matthew

Matthew 6:14-15

January 08, 2020 – Wednesday Introduction From March 5, 2019 through January 7, 2020 the focus of the Verse of the Day has been the many instances in the Old and the New Testaments where obedience (from To obey is better than sacrifice in 1 Samuel 15:22) was mentioned with few exceptions. Today begins something new where the Verse of the Day will address subjects in both the Old and New Testaments as the Spirit moves me instead of sticking to a subject…

2 John 1:5-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * January 07, 2020 – Tuesday 2 John 1:5-6  NIV 5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.  6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love. 2 John 1:5-6  CSB 5 So now…
1 John

1 John 2:3-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * January 06, 2020 – Monday 1 John 2:3-6  NIV 3 We know that we have come to know Him if we keep His commands.  4 Whoever says, “I know Him,” but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.  5 But if anyone obeys His word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are…
1 Peter

1 Peter 4:17-18

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * January 03, 2020 – Friday 1 Peter 4:17-18  NIV 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”* *Proverbs 11:31 Comments Clearly the judgment of God…
1 Peter

1 Peter 3:20

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * January 02, 2020 – Thursday 1 Peter 3:20  NIV  20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water 1 Peter 3:20  NASB  20  who once were disobedient,  when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction…