Category Archives: Word studies

Matthew 12:8

Matthew 12:8 “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” During the biblical age, the sabbath was a certain day of the week. However, in our age – the eternal age – the Sabbath is the age itself. … Continue reading

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Critical Body Parts from a Spiritual Point of View

The Bible warns us about the importance of what we say.  Over and over. A word study worth pursuing is to focus on the body parts involved in speaking, to which the Bible makes frequent reference.  To get you started, … Continue reading

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Patience and Kindness as Aspects of Love in the Mind of Paul

The apostle Paul famously linked patience and kindness with love when he wrote [emphasis added throughout]: 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind… He also mentioned patience and kindness in the same breath with love when he wrote … Continue reading

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The “Only Begotten” Is Also the “Firstborn”

Today’s post builds on yesterday’s, just as it built upon the one from the day before. In Acts 13:32-33, Paul makes clear that Psalm 2:7 is prophesying the resurrection of the Messiah when it says, “You are My Son, today … Continue reading

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All Occurrences of “Only Begotten” in the NASB Along with the Underlying Greek Term

(This post builds on yesterday’s post.)  The literal expression “only begotten” occurs only six times in the NASB, all in the New Testament.  All apply to Jesus, albeit one in typological fashion (Hebrews 11:17).  Here they are  [Emphasis added]: John … Continue reading

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The Only Begotten of the Sons of God

In biblical times, the expression “sons of God” was often a reference to angels, especially superior angels (Job 1:6; 2:1).  Therefore, when the apostle John called Jesus the “only begotten son of God” (John 3:16, 18; 1 John 4:9), it … Continue reading

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Spiritual Time – Part 2 of 2

Do you know what (spiritual) time it is? If someone is lacking food or clothing, it’s time to give them food and clothes. If you’re sinning, it’s time for you to repent. If you’ve been wronged by someone else, it’s … Continue reading

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Spiritual Time – Part 1 of 2

The book of Ecclesiastes famously tells us that “there is a time for every event under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).  There’s a time to do this and a time to do that, a season for this and a season for that. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Descent

You are a descendant of your parents, and their parents, and so on.  That, however, is speaking from a physical standpoint.  When it comes to spiritual descent, you are descended from those whose spirit you take on. Thus Peter would … Continue reading

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Exodus 7:1-2 An Illustrated Definition of a Prophet

Exodus 7:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet. Exodus 7:2 “You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak … Continue reading

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