He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.”  Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus.  Revelation 22:20  NASB Quickly – I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t seem too quickly to me.  Two thousand years and counting.  Maybe God’s idea of quick is completely irrelevant to ours.  There are plenty of days when […]

“Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” Acts 3:19 NASB (1963) Repent/return/wiped away – What do you think about Peter’s declaration? Is he asking his audience to become Christians by acknowledging Jesus as the Christ or is […]

“But at the end of that period, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever; For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
 And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.”  Daniel 4:34  NASB Returned – Nebuchadnezzar […]

“You shall say to them, Thus says the LORD: When men fall, do they not rise again?  If one turns away, does he not return?”  Jeremiah 8:4  ESV Turns away/return – Doesn’t God’s broken heart ache for His children?  It’s difficult for us to imagine what that pain must be.  The perfect Father who wishes […]

Thus Naomi returned from the country of Moab; she returned with her daughter-in-law Ruth the Moabite.  Ruth 1:22  JPS Returned – Did you ask, “Why is this verb repeated?”  Isn’t it enough to say, “Thus Naomi returned”?  Why say it twice – unless there is something for us to learn from this reoccurrence?  The literal […]

 They broke into weeping and said to her, “No, we will return with you to your people.”  Ruth 1:9-10  JPS Return – Literally this verse reads, “No, it is with you that we return to your people.”  Eskenazi points out that the focus of the women’s concern is Naomi, not their personal plight nor their […]