Saturday, February 26, 2011

Eph 6 & 2Tim 2-4

Ephesians 6
6.19  that words may be given me...  It is something that Paul, of all people, would be in search of the right words.  
6.23  love with faith...  It is interesting how often those two go together.
2 Timothy 2
2.20  honorable...dishonorable... 
τιμή  Strong's G5092 - timē : primarily "a valuing," hence, objectively,
(a) "a price paid or received," e.g., Mat 27:6, 9; Act 4:34; 5:2, 3; 7:16, RV, "price" (AV, "sum"); Act 19:19; 1Cr 6:20; 7:23;
(b) of "the preciousness of Christ" unto believers, 1Pe 2:7, RV, i.e., the honor and inestimable value of Christ as appropriated by believers, who are joined, as living stones, to Him the cornerstone;
(c) in the sense of value, of human ordinances, valueless against the indulgence of the flesh, or, perhaps of no value in attempts at asceticism, Col 2:23 (see extended note under INDULGENCE, No. 2);

(d) "honor, esteem,"  Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

2.21 set apart as holy... 
2.24  the Lord's servant must not be...  A good reminder, especially since there are so many situations that would cause someone to tend to be otherwise.
2 Timothy 3
3.6  led astray by various passions...  The connection between passions and false teaching is an interesting concept to contemplate.
3.9 their folly...  It seems that passions and folly seem to go together.
3.10  This list is very heartwarming and inspiring ... until you get to the last one.
2 Timothy 4
4. in the presence of God...  A reminder that we will give acount and an allusion to
the fear of the Lord."

4.18  evil deed ... heavenly kingdom... a book of Proverbs sounding statement.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Galatians 4

Galatians 4
4.8  Formerly...  It is an important concept for a believer.
4.19  in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!  The anguish of the elders for their people, the process of salvation (in a total sense), object of our salvation.
4.24  may be interpreted allegorically...
"Verse twenty four. Paul says that the story of Hagar and Ishmael and Sarah and Isaac, is an allegory. This does not mean that he is casting doubt upon the historical trustworthiness of the patriarchal narrative in Genesis. An allegory is a statement of facts which is to be understood literally, and yet requires or justly admits a moral or a figurative interpretation. Paul, while using the story as an illustration, does so in order to prove his argument to the effect that the law is superseded by grace. Then he speaks of the covenant of law that was given at Mt. Sinai. This is allegorically identified with Hagar. This covenant places its children in a condition of bondage.
    Translation. Which class of things is allegorical. For these are two covenants, one from Mount Sinai, begetting bondage, which is as to its nature classed as Hagar."
Wuest, K. S. (1997). Wuest's word studies from the Greek New Testament : For the English reader (Ga 4:24). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans..