With New Eyes: Galatians 1:1

With New Eyes: Galatians 1:1

Re-reading the Bible in search of examples of patience and humility. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

Galatians 1:1 — “Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— “

Paul begins his letter this way emphasizing that he is in no way responsible for the wisdom or enlightenment that would ensue.

With New Eyes: Matthew 1:20-25

With New Eyes: Matthew 1:20-25

Re-reading the Bible in search of examples of patience and humility. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

Matthew 1:20-25 — “But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.”

Joseph listened to the angel of the Lord that appeared in his dream telling him to marry Mary, despite the speculation surrounding her pregnancy. He humbled himself to trust the Lord despite what others might say.

“Humble” Word Study: 1 Peter 5:6-7

“Humble” Word Study: 1 Peter 5:6-7

A Biblical word study in ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

1 Peter 5:6-7 — “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

MacArthur commentary for 1 Peter 5:6-7: “The readers of Peter’s letter were not to fight the sovereign hand of God, even when it brought them through testings. One of the evidences of lack of submission and humility is impatience with God in his work of humbling believers (see notes on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10). ‘At the proper time he may exalt you.’ Cf. Luke 14:11. God will lift up the suffering, submissive believers in his wisely appointed time. See notes on Job 42.”

“Humble” Word Study: James 4:10

“Humble” Word Study: James 4:10

A Biblical word study in ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

James 4:10 – Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.”

MacArthur commentary for James 4:10: “‘Humble’ comes from a word meaning ‘to make oneself low.’ Those conscious of being in the presence of the majestic, infinitely holy God are humble (cf. Isaiah 6:5).”