Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 28-29

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Ephesians 4:28-29

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 25-27

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we we members one of another.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.
Ephesians 4:25-27

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 23-24 - True Holiness

And be renewed in the Spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Ephesians 4:23-24
I'm pretty good at fake holiness, but what I really want is this "new man" true holiness.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 20-22

But ye have not so learned Christ;
If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus;
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Ephesians 4:20-22

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 19

Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.        Ephesians 4:19

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 18

Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:       Ephesians 4:18

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 17- No Video Today, Just the Word...

...but wasn't that fun yesterday?  I have to say, embedding a video did make me feel very bloggery.
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,       Ephesians 4:17

Sunday, December 21, 2008

All Things Are Better in Koine

I am memorizing in the King James version, but I wonder if I should switch to Greek...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 16

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.        Ephesians 4:16

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 15- Speaking Truth

"Speaking the truth in love" is one of my favorite phrases.  We can get very proud of ourselves for "speaking the truth," but do we remember to do it "in love"?
But speaking the the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:    Ephesians 4:15

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 14

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;     Ephesians 4:14

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 13

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:      Ephesians 4:13

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 10-12

He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Ephesians 4:10-12

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 8-9

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Ephesians 4:8-9

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 7

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.     Ephesians 4:7

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 6 - King James Visits the South

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.     Ephesians 4:6
The KJV distinguishes between second person singular (thou, thee, thy) and second person plural (ye, you, your) unlike modern English where "you" can refer to one person or several.  

So when the KJV says "you all" is that like "all y'all"?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 5 - A Short One

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,      Ephesians 4:5

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 4

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;     Ephesians 4:4

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 3

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.       Ephesians 4:3

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ch. 4 v. 2 - Check That Attitude

Today's verse has provoked attitude adjustments twice already and it's not even nine in the morning yet...
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;   Ephesians 4:2