Posts Tagged ‘meaning’

Genesis Creation

He established the earth upon its foundations, so that it will not totter forever and ever. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters were standing above the mountains. Psalm 104:5-6 NASB Above – Here is a visual representation of the cosmology of Genesis: It’s nothing like even the simplest grade…

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Celestial Mechanics

Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. Psalm 104:2 NASB Tent Curtain – Read this verse without your current Einstein cosmic concepts. Read it without the Hubble telescope, the textbooks on astrophysics or even without those glow-in-the-dark stars you attached to your youngest child’s bedroom ceiling. Read…

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Local-Motion

. . . the Lord your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, . . .   Deuteronomy 13:5 NASB Brought you from – YHVH’s redemptive work in the exodus from Egypt is a constant reminder to the people. Again and again the text identifies YHVH…

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The Words of Words

If a lion could talk, we could not understand him. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations Understand – You won’t find this sentence in the Bible, so don’t bother to look. But you will find the idea behind Wittgenstein’s insight.[1] The idea is that the meaning of words cannot be fully explained with other words. What is…

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Just Do It!

“In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”   John 16:33 NASB Overcome – Here is the Greek word nenikeka. This is a form of the verb nike (you can see it in the middle of the word). It means, “to be victorious over.” Now you know why a shoe…

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Why Not?

As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we fly away.  Psalm 90:10  NASB Pride – “For if there is no meaning inherent in the world, on what basis can we determine the value…

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401(k)

What real value is there for a man in all the gains he makes beneath the sun?  Ecclesiastes 1:3  NJPS Value – What’s the point of life?  That’s the Teacher’s question.  If all of life is nothing more than a test for righteousness, why doesn’t the all-knowing God simply scoop up those who will prove…

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The Evening News

And they continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” Acts 2:12 “What Does This Mean?” – Sometimes a culturally significant expression goes right by us because we read it with different eyes.  You’ve probably read this verse dozens of times, but you probably never considered why these men…

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