Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last. —Luke 23:46
You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God. ~ Saint Stephen
Undivided Trinity - Wayne Williams
The Lord modeled unity not division. When it comes to his body - Father-Son-Holy Spirit, he maintained unity and ensured that we were left with a reflection and the active role of Him in our lives. He is consistent at how he treated people and his call to us on how we treat believers and non-believers alike remains a bar for all of us to keep visible so we do not lose sight of or father. Family is the same way in the way we treat one another. We have all witnessed division that starts with confusion, then manifests itself into stories, and soon a production is made out of something that was never intended but everyone begins to believe it.
In Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself! What a mark of total selflessness. If I have a bar set to love thy neighbor as thyself - doesn’t that in itself eliminate pettiness, selfishness, anger, and bitterness? Lord, as we enter into a celebration for our country this weekend for our independence from oppression – remind us to not oppress others. I ask You to be with us all and work in and through us to be lights and not dark coverings over those we spend time with and are close to us.
Your love is amazing and Your model is appreciated. Let us be mimics of Your modeling!
Undivided Trinity - A.W. Tozer
I always note with a little chuckle the frustrations of the translators when they come to such passages [as John 1:18].…
God’s Word is just too big for the translators. They come to this phrase in the Greek: The Son hath declared Him. In the English of the King James Version it is just declared. In other versions they skirt it, they go around it, they plunge through it. They use two or three words and then they come back to one. They do everything to try to say what the Holy Ghost said, but they have to give up. Our English just will not say it all.
When we have used up our words and synonyms, we still have not said all that God revealed when He said: Nobody has ever seen God, but when Jesus Christ came He showed us what God is like (paraphrase of John 1:18).
I suppose that our simple and everyday language is as good as any.
“He has revealed Him—He has shown us what God is like!”
He has declared Him. He has set Him forth. He has revealed Him. In these ways the translators shift their language trying to get at this wondrous miracle of meaning.
Lord, I am too limited to fully understand or express who You are. Fix my eyes on Jesus, that I might see You. Amen.