Posts Tagged ‘´emunah’

Says Who?

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 NIV Truth – Let’s suppose that you have a secret. The secret is so powerful that it explains everything else in the world. The secret has been entrusted to you. But most…

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Inscrutable

In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Psalm 120:1 ESV Answered – Tell me about the last time that God answered your distress call. Did you hear His voice? Did you see His mighty arm defeating your enemy? Did you smell the aroma of His presence? What was it that…

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Treasure Hunt

I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8 NASB Faith – What will the Messiah be looking for when he returns? Faith. But what is faith? Is it having the trusting assurance of salvation? Is…

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The Emunah of YHVH

The Helper of our forefathers are You alone, forever, Shield and Savior for them and for their children after them in every generation. Shacharis/Weekday Morning Service/ Siddur Every generation – This passage from the morning prayers in the Siddur is a reflection on the visible hand of HaShem in the Exodus. That seminal event demonstrates…

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The Do-Over

In the beginning . . .   Genesis 1:1 NASB Beginning – Of course, this isn’t the real beginning. It isn’t even the beginning of all of these investigations called “Today’s Word.” But it is a beginning, and with that in mind, a few things must be said. Beginnings happen all the time. Every day is…

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God Made Me Do It

I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are righteous, and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. Psalm 119:75 NASB You have afflicted me – We give the devil way too much credit. If something bad happens, he is to blame. If we are tempted, he is responsible. Tragedies and horrors follow in his wake.…

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Hebrew Accounting

Moreover, they did not require an accounting from the men into whose hand they gave the money to pay to those who did the work, for they dealt faithfully.  2 Kings 12:15  NASB Dealt faithfully – Perhaps you’ve noticed some very odd things about the Hebrew community of Torah; things that seem unimaginable in our…

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Grammatical Theology

Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.  Habakkuk 2:4  ESV By his faith – Paul made this verse one of the most important citations in the New Testament when he quoted the prophet Habakkuk as the summary of the letter to the…

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The Road Less Traveled

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.  3 John 4  NASB Walking – This Greek word is peripatounta.  It combines two Greek words to produce the meaning, “to walk about.”  This is a Greek substitution for a Hebrew idiom that encompasses all of our activities.  “To…

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Paul’s Summation (5)

“I tell you that He will bring about justice for them speedily.  However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”  Luke 18:8  NASB Faith – Recently we examined Paul’s citation of Habakkuk 2:4.  We discovered among other things that the Hebrew word for faith, ‘emunah, is a far cry…

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