I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.  Ephesians 4:1-2  ESV Walk – Can there be any doubt about Paul’s use of peripateo as a Greek […]

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,  Ephesians 4:1  NASB To walk – There is little doubt about Paul’s Hebrew idiom behind this Greek word, peripatesai (from the verb paripateo).  “To walk” is the common metaphor for “living […]

They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongue struts through the earth.  Psalm 73:9 ESV Struts – Yes, we know it’s poetry, but does that explain why it sounds so odd?  Do we just dismiss the improper grammar and the misplaced imagery simply because we give Asaph poetic license?  And how would you […]

with all humility and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love Ephesians 4:2 Bearing – How do prisoners walk? Paul describes each step. Humility and meekness is the first foot forward, then long-suffering, then bearing with one another. We have probably heard a lot about humility. Perhaps we have even been given instruction […]

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.  Galatians 5:16 By The Spirit – We are at war, not just with a post-modern, godless culture, but with ourselves.  That’s what makes it so difficult.   It’s hard enough to face the fame and fortune monster that […]