MARCH 1, 2016
HOW TO STUDY SCRIPTURES 3
Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
It is very important to study the grammar of scriptures. Especially the grammar of the original writings. I have met some folks who don’t really believe in this but I think it is absolutely necessary.
There are many truths that are lost in translation because of the weakness of the English language.
There are also a lot of truths you will never understand until you look in the original writings.
For example, The word “power” and “authority” are interchangeably used in the English bible. It makes it look as though there isn’t much difference between them.
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Matthew 10:1
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19
In two scriptures we have the word power used. However, in the originals, it’s the word “exousia” which actually means “authority or the right to rule”. Exousia is not the same thing as power.
But if we study Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
We see power here again.
It is the word “dunamis” where we get the English dynamo or dynamite. Now dunamis means an “inherent ability to cause a change”. Dunamis communicates an ability possessed that needs no aid or support to accomplish what it has been commissioned to do!
This is not the same as exousia!
See the difference?
The study of the grammar is important to tap into the glory of the word of God in what is written.
CONFESSION: My eyes are opened to see truths in the scriptures. I put into consideration the grammar used and I am a good student of the word of God. I compare scriptures with scriptures.
FURTHER BIBLE READING: Genesis 41, 1 Chronicles 12, 2 Corinthians 6
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