Daily Verse – Gather Together.

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.’ Matthew 18:20 NIVUK Gather - sunagó - to convene, to come together in a hospital way. With them - in the midst (alt.trans) - mesos - middle, amongst, between. In this verse Jesus is giving us an assurance that no matter… Continue reading Daily Verse – Gather Together.

Daily Verse – Father of Me.

‘This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name . . ."' Matthew 6:9 I have a confession. This verse shouldn't be the Daily Verse. Matthew 6:19 should be. When searching for the verse on the Interlinear version I use, I typed in 6:9 instead. Rather than not storing… Continue reading Daily Verse – Father of Me.

Daily Verse – First, Last, Everything.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 NIVUK Ordinarily I try to only refer to the words in the chosen verse, but today I need to add a little context. The 'all these things' mentioned in the second half of the… Continue reading Daily Verse – First, Last, Everything.

Daily Verse – Receive, Find, Open.

For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:8 NIVUK The wording of this verse is interesting. We have 'everyone' who asks, but then 'the one' who seeks, and 'the one' who knocks. The Gospel writer Matthew appears to be drawing… Continue reading Daily Verse – Receive, Find, Open.

Daily Verse – Matthew 7:24

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. Matthew 7:24 NIV There are two principle teachings of Jesus about 'hearing' his/the word - the sower and the seed and this contrast between two builders. Everyone who hears -… Continue reading Daily Verse – Matthew 7:24

Daily Verse – Matthew 6:6

You Version This is one of the most quoted passages of Jesus talking about prayer and he highlights the difference between praying in public for the praise of others and praying individually in a close relationship with God. The Greek Interlinear offers up an interesting translation of part of this passage. Rather than 'go into… Continue reading Daily Verse – Matthew 6:6