Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!—Psalm 100:2
The Hebrew word for “singing” in Psalm 100:2 is renanah, which could mean:
a ringing cry (Strong’s Concordance)joyful voice, singing, triumphing (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)to exclaim the victoryjoyful songs (NIV)singing with joy (NLT)rejoicing (NASB)to exclaim the victory (Worship Words)joyful voice (“Pure Praise (Revised): A Heart-Focused Bible Study on Worship” By Dwayne Moore)shout of joy, i.e.,… Read the rest
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places —Ephesians 1:3
Notice how blessed, blessed, and blessing are all in the same verse? Are these three the exact same word?… Read the rest
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” —Isaiah 12:2
“Behold” is a word of wonder; it is intended to excite admiration.… Read the rest
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”— Matthew 7:24
Note that both “builders” heard the same message. The difference is that this builder heard and responded in faith, becoming a doer of His Word.… Read the rest
The past few years I’ve been reading the weekly lectionary to my kids (now ages 2 & 5). I love being in God’s Word with them on a frequent basis. But I also wonder how much of the lectionary doesn’t cover parts of the Bible.… Read the rest
I just realized that when I use hypothes.is to highlight parts of commentaries online, if I ever come back to that commentary, I’ll see my highlights.… Read the rest
The daily verse renderings by YouVersion are nice for their diverse range of style. Today’s verse, 1 Corinthians 13:4 has a very… unique… rendering.
My first impression was “TOTALLY CREEPY”. But you know what?
1. This is God’s Word. It’s a Bible verse, so I don’t want to make fun of someone’s efforts.… Read the rest
Watching what you say
We’ve all heard phrases like this in the Bible, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
It’s a great reminder that our words actually DO represent who we are inside. Oftentimes people will say mean or nasty things to someone under the guise of a “joke.”… Read the rest
Downtown Chicago is home to the world’s highest chapel. The Chicago Temple skyscraper has a worship space at 400 feet above the ground.
Architecture critic Blair Kamin tweeted an image of the Chicago Temple. Highlighting rectangle is mine.
This church is across the street from one of my favorite public artworks, the Picasso.… Read the rest
I absolutely love this tweet by former Britannica editor, John M. Cunningham.
A painting of Martin Luther who just nailed his 95 theses to the door. Across the image is the text in all caps MARTIN LUTHER’S NINETY-FIVE THESESJohn tweets “Yeah, I’m into NFT”.… Read the rest