Knowledge of the original languages can get you even farther. If you have the opportunity to learn the languages, take it. If you have learned the languages, use every opportunity to deepen your knowledge of them. If neither, learn to use responsibly the various study tools now available to help you in your study of God’s Word.
How many times have we been in church listening to the preacher do a good job expositing (explaining) the text? At some point, he says “Now, what the Greek actually says is…” At that pronouncement, the congregation grows a little quieter and a little more attentive. Why is that?
Not one day should ever pass without our considering the Word of God. Bible reading and personal Bible study does not guarantee that we will become more spiritual, more faithful, more knowledgable but the opposite, lack thereof, is guaranteed.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN that the blessed/happy person does not "does not walk in the counsel of the wicked," 'does not stand in the way of sinners,' or does not 'sit in the seat of scoffers'?
Genesis 1:1-2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and empty; and darkness was over the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. First Creation Day 3 And God said,... Continue Reading →
“Jehovah” (Heb., הוהי, YHWH), God’s personal name, initially occurs in Genesis 2:4. The ultimate disgrace that modern translators render to the heavenly Father of the Holy Scriptures is the elimination or the disguising of his personal name. In fact, His name occurs in the Hebrew text 6,828 times as הוהי (JHVH), usually referred to as the Tetragrammaton (i.e.,... Continue Reading →