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Mundy's Quote for the Day

Mundy's Quote for the Day
How often do you and I hear the misquoted Bibleverse: "Jesus is my friend." Even worse is to see those saying that misquoted phrase still willfully sinning each day without any thought of the consequences. Would Jesus want to co-habitat, commit adultery and lasciviousness, "party-hardy", drink other spirits, be a pedophile, partake in homosexual and lesbian sins, smoke et. at? No! For you misquoting Bible church goers that need to read your Bibles, here is the correctverse: 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. John 15:14 NKJV - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Fathers and Mothers

Fathers and Mothers Excerpt ‎This is the title of the new part of the book; it is omitted in the Septuagint. There is some kind of loose connection in the grouping of these [Proverbs], but it is difficult to follow. “Ordo frustra quæritur ubi nullus fuit observatus,” says Mart. Geier. Wordsworth considers the present chapter to contain exemplifications of the principles and results of the two ways of life displayed in the preceding nine chapters. The antithetical character of the sentences is most marked and well-sustained. As the book is specially designed for the edification of youth, it begins with an appropriate saying. A wise son maketh a glad father. As wisdom comprises all moral excellence, and folly is vice and perversity, the opposite characters attributed to the son are obvious. The mother is introduced for the sake of parallelism; though some commentators suggest that, as the father would be naturally elated by his son’s virtues, which would conduce to honour and high esta…

Pass From Death to Life

Pass From Death to Life Excerpt ‎This is a spiritual resurrection (seeEph. 2:1–3) and takes place when sinners hear the Word and believe. The man Christ healed was really a living dead man. When he heard the Word and believed, he was given new life in his body. Christ has life in Himself, for Christ is “the Life” (14:6) and therefore can give life to others.
Wiersbe, Warren W. Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1992. Print.

The Powerful Example of the Blind Man

The Powerful Example of the Blind Man ‎The man’s answer to the probing question of Jesus was a responsive query for identification in order that he might believe. Accordingly, the man’s question was completely devoid of insincerity and serves as a strong contrast to the questions of the investigating committee (John 9:36). Jesus immediately furnished a self-identification to the man (9:37) and for the first time the man was enabled to identify (“see”) his healer. The man then responded with a model confession involving both believing and worshiping (9:38).
Borchert, Gerald L. John 1–11. Vol. 25A. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1996. Print. The New American Commentary.

The Creation of the World

The Creation of the WorldGenesis 1:1-2 Excerpt ‎These verses have traditionally been understood as referring to the actual beginning of matter, a Creation out of nothing and therefore part of day one. But the vocabulary and grammar of this section require a closer look. The motifs and the structure of the Creation account are introduced in the first two verses. That the universe is God’s creative work is perfectly expressed by the statement God created the heavens and the earth. The word bārā’ (“created”) may express creation out of nothing, but it certainly cannot be limited to that (cf. 2:7). Rather, it stresses that what was formed was new and perfect. The word is used throughout the Bible only with God as its subject.
Ross, Allen P. “Genesis.” The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Ed. J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck. Vol. 1. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. 28. Print.

Faithful

Faithful Excerpt ‎“Faithful”. (4:17,cf. v. 2). Here Paul commends Timothy, his young companion in ministry, as “faithful.” The word, pistos, means loyal, reliable, and trustworthy. It is frequently used in the N.T. to commend believers for carrying out their assignments (Matt. 24:45; 25:21–23), and for steadfast endurance (Eph. 6:21; Col. 1:7; 4:7).
Richards, Lawrence O. The Bible Reader’s Companion. electronic ed. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1991. Print.

"For I Continue Childless"

"For I Continue Childless" Excerpt ‎ When the Lord promised Abram that his reward would be great, the patriarch immediately asked what he would receive since he was childless. This shows his faith. His vision was not blinded by Bera’s offer (14:22-24); Abram still had only one hope, the original promise God had given (12:2-3). His concern was expressed by a marvelous word play on his household servant’s origin: this Eliezer of Damascus (Dammeśeq) is the possessor-heir (ḇen mešeq, lit., “son of possession”) of my estate (15:2). It is as if Abram was stressing to God that “the omen is in the nomen”—a mere servant would become his heir.
Ross, Allen P. “Genesis.”The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Ed. J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck. Vol. 1. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. 55. Print.

Logos Verse of the Day

Gateway Bible Verse of the Day

Ephesians 4:29King James Version

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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New King James Version

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

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English Standard Version

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to th…

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

September 19: Honestly Questioning God
Habakkuk 1:1–2:5; Acts 17:1–34; Job 25:1–6

Many people are afraid to be honest with God—which is odd, considering that He already knows what we’re thinking. The biblical authors certainly told God how they felt, and they did so eloquently and often.

The prophet Habakkuk remarked, “O Yahweh, how long shall I cry for help and you will not listen? How long will I cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ and you will not save?” (Hab 1:1–2). Habakkuk felt that God was not answering his prayers—that God was ignoring his petitions. He reminded God of the desperate need for His intercession. In doing so, Habakkuk reminds us that wrestling with God is a healthy and necessary component of following Him.

Habakkuk went on to make more desperate, even angry, pleas: “Why do you cause me to see evil while you look at trouble? Destruction and violence happen before me; contention and strife arise. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice does not go forth perpetually. For…