BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (August 14, 2020)

Verse of the Day (August 14, 2020) #BMSeminary – <1> Like a loving father, Christ will {reprove} those whom he loves (compare Prov. 3:12). {I stand at the door and knock} Jesus is the master of the house. He expects alert servants to respond immediately to his signal and welcome his entrance (Luke 12:35–36). {eat with him} A picture of close personal fellowship. [ESV Global Study Bible] <2> {I love . . . discipline} Alludes to Prov 3:11-12; cf. Heb 12:5-6. {stand . . . knock} Suggests the return of a lover (Song 5:2) or master (Luke 12:36). Jesus addresses complacent church members, not primarily individuals outside the church. come in and eat. In the ancient world, a meal invitation to an estranged person opened the way for reconciliation. Jesus offers to accept and renew intimate fellowship with those who repent, anticipating the final Messianic banquet (19:9). [Zondervan Study Bible]

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