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.
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4 NIVUK There are more opinions and points of view in the world now than there has ever been. News outlets and social… Continue reading Daily Verse – Endurance, Encouragement, Hope.
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 NIVUK It is common for us to see ourselves in isolation. As our work environments have been forced mostly into solitary affairs due to the Pandemic, and the suspension for long periods of… Continue reading Daily Verse – Will, Act, Good!
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIVUK We are used to productivity gurus and time-management geniuses giving us the number one rule - have one main thing on your list, have five things, have as many as you can think of but only to the top two, etc. etc.… Continue reading Daily Verse – Three Things on Your To-Do List.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 NIVUK Action and Timing. The secret sauce for many things. Our society definitely has an action-based mantra. Production is easier in many respects than it has ever been, even within the creative sector. Keep striving and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Under to be Up!
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NIVUK Short. Simple. Overcome - niko - the only occurence of this word is here and it means to not be conquered or prevailed against. We are not to be conquered by kakos - anything bad or harmful. This could be an… Continue reading Daily Verse – Overcome.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 NIVUK In this verse the Apostle Paul is teaching, and reminding, believers that our world and lives are more… Continue reading Daily Verse – Struggle.
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.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 NIVUK We are given everything we need . . . let's stop right here and start on the shopping list of all our wants and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Every Thing
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