May we keep our eyes upon Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith! Merry Christmas!!!
Looking vnto Iesus the Authour and finisher of our faith, who for the ioy that was set before him, endured the crosse, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
- King James Version (1611)
The King James’ translators did such a good job overall, but this verse there is a small error. Look closely and one will see “our” is in italics, that is added by the translators.
Looking unto Jesus. In running, Jesus should be constantly regarded as the example. The author and finisher of [our] faith. Not “our faith”, but “the faith” in the Greek. The Gospel, which rests upon faith, is meant rather than the individual faith of the saint. Jesus is its author and perfected it. He is the exemplar of all who live by faith. Hence we should look to him. For the joy that was set before him. The joy of saving men and of sitting at God’s right hand. Endured the cross, despising the shame. Not only its pain, but its shame. It was in that age the most ignominious of deaths. And is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. In the place of heavenly honor.
By faith the worlds were spoken into existence and by faith, soon, we shall behold a new heaven and a new Earth. Faith is a work! His great work, not ours.
(Sorry, this goes back to the debate on faith vs. works) So, Let It Be!
Coffee, krullers and Christmas!
And Cowboys…surely they can beat the Blankskins!
After last week, I’m not so sure.
I’m drinking my morning brew (sans krullers) prepping for my journey south. Did I tell you that my boss insisted that I take Friday off a few days before in addition to my already approved long vacation? I am truly blessed to have the job I have, the boss I have, and after some grueling HR issues, the staff I have. I am so grateful for all my friends, especially everyone on the ranch who take care of my horse and my little ranch dog while I’m away. And I love Threedonia. I don’t think there’s anyplace on the web like this place, is there? God bless us.
And I am so grateful for this post. I didn’t know about Wreaths Across America! I just perused the web site and will propose to my Republican club that we add them to our fundraising projects. Thanks, Floyd.
OK. I’ll save my new year’s resolution discussion for later. I’ve got to pack the car/SUV and hit the road. Those Grand Children are waiting for Granny’s arrival. Don’t have too much fun without me. I’ll be back.
Be careful out there! Lot’s of hazards for a young chick like you! So, will there be a chimney where you are visiting?
Have a very, Merry Christmas, Texacalirose and have a great time with your family!
And he spent 35 years in the Army, including 19 years on active duty and several years in the Reserve. He retired with the rank of brigadier general and volunteered for service during the Korean War and later became a battalion commander.
Historian and patriot. RIP.
The older he got the more he looked like Ike…uncanny.
Liberalism destroys a great American city…no,not Detroit
This is the company that a few years ago refused to hire homosexuals,and now they throw Phil R. under the bus!Braaak!
re scott’s molson shoutout to me the other day: without saying exactly where, neighborhood where I grew up it was smack between a labatt brewery and a seagrams distillery! such aroma when walking to & from skool!
Merry Christmas to all
I love the smell of fermintation in the morning!
Kristina, do you have a chimney? Merry Christmas anyway!