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Verse of the Day (March 9, 2020)

Verse of the Day (March 9, 2020) #BMSeminary – Paul urges Timothy to stir up [keep in full flame] the gift of God (the “grace gift” which came from God). By the putting on of my hands: This refers to Timothy’s ordination. The gift was given by God at Timothy’s conversion and officially recognized at his ordination. Power (Gr. dunamis) is the ability to accomplish whatever He wills us to accomplish. Love (Gr. agapē) is volitional love. A sound mind is a disciplined mind. The testimony of our Lord refers to the gospel Paul preached. Me his prisoner indicates that although Paul is actually a prisoner in a dungeon cell in the city of Rome, he regards himself there in the directive will of God. Hence, he is really God’s prisoner, and Rome is merely God’s agent to put him where God wants him. Who hath saved us refers to the ultimate effect: our salvation. And called us with an holy calling looks at the means by which our salvation was effected. His own purpose and grace . . . was given us indicates that our salvation was totally unmerited. Abolished death (“having rendered death ineffective”): By His vicarious death, Christ reversed the curse of sin and brought life [eternal union of the soul with God] and immortality (“incorruption”) which is guaranteed by His resurrection. (KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins)

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