BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (July 14, 2020)

Verse of the Day (July 14, 2020) #BMSeminary – {If you keep My commandments} This is a third class conditional sentence which means potential action. Obedience is evidence of true discipleship (cf. Joh 8:31; Joh 14:15-21; Joh 14:23-24; Luk 6:46). Jesus uses it as an example of His fidelity to the Father. {love} This Greek term for love (agapç) was not used much in Classical or Koine Greek literature until the church began to use it in a specialized sense. It began to be used as selfless, sacrificial, loyal, active love. Love is an action, not an emotion (cf. Joh 3:16). The NT term agapç is theologically analogous to OT term hesed, which meant covenant love and loyalty. {just as I have kept my Father’s commandments} This is a perfect active indicative. As Jesus relates to the Father, believers are to relate to Him. There is a unity between Father and Son that is meant to be reproduced among believers (cf. Joh 14:23). [You Can Understand the Bible by Dr. Bob Utley]

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