Thursday, November 20, 2014

Romans 2:17

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Romans 2:17

17 Behold [ide], thou [su] art called [eponomazo] a Jew [Ioudaios], and [kai] restest [epanapauomai] in the law [nomos], and [kai] makest thy boast [kauchaomai] of [en] God [theos],   KJV-Interlinear

17 But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God   ESV

Paul has countered all arguments that the Jews had against the gentiles, in as much as the Jews boasted of their privileged access to God and the scriptures, while the gentiles had none of that.

But now the argument changes, and behold, is a comment to get their attention.

Just because you have privileges before God, do not suppose that those privileges will help you win spiritual points, especially when you violate or otherwise abuse those privileges.

And so Pauls argument begins.

Note too, that this principle applies to all Christians.  We all have the scriptures, and the mandates of God spelled out for us, but when they are ignored or neglected, then our condemnation will be greater simply because they were violated intentionally and without excuse.

So, the first issue is that the Jews were Jews, the chosen people of God.

The term Jew, was not begun until just recently with respect to Pauls day.  It was a term used to identify those Hebrew peoples who lived in Judea. Thus they were called Jews.

Prior to that, the term Hebrew, was given by God to Abraham and to those of his people.  Later, when the nation developed after Jacob, they were referred to as Israelites and called the children of God, until after Solomon's time and the time of Rehoboam, when the ten tribes split off from Judah and Benjamin, and thus created the two nations.  The northern nation being called Samaria and the southern nation called Judah.  Then the term of Jew developed after Judah came to be known as Judea.

Anyway, the term carried a special meaning of honor and privilege among men, before God.

And with that name, much pride and boasting ensued.

Also, they rested on the Law, written by Moses, and claimed that, as their fame and privilege above all other peoples.

Therefore the Law became the center point and focus of their culture and beliefs.

But as we have already seen in our studies, and Paul will make it very clear in the next several verses, the Law is unkeepable.  It points to the need for a Messiah, and mans ultimate inability to keep the Law.  Thus the boasting of keeping something that is unkeepable, becomes the basis for condemnation.  Especially when the complaint against the gentiles is that they do not abide by the Law, a Law that is impossible for anyone to keep.  Therefore the complaint is rendered invalid.

And so Pauls argument will continue for several verses.

But note one important principle, any boast that you are in compliance with Gods will, when you are not, brings a heavy price of judgment or discipline against you.

Forewarned.


Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 11-20-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Thurs. 11-20-2014
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Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:17  –  
Paul has countered all arguments that the Jews had against the gentiles, in as much as  ……     


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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:6  –
Referring to himself, David also refers to his miserable  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:8  -  
Mirth, ‘masows,’ refers to the joy or the euphoria feelings one gets from escaping  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:9  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the pressures of life are overwhelming, then the pleasures expected from    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:10  – 
The word for confusion, ‘tohuw,’ means emptiness, vanity, waste, destitution of  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:17  –  
Paul has countered all arguments that the Jews had against the gentiles, in as much as  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:16  –
One day, all people will be judged.  This verse makes clear the universality of  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:5  –  
There are four types of people who have an opinion regarding God. First, there are   ……    




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Isaiah 24:10

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 24:10

10 The city [qiryah] of confusion [tohuw] is broken down [shabar]: every house [bayith] is shut up [cagar], that no man may come in [bow'].   KJV-Interlinear

10 The wasted city is broken down; every house is shut up so that none can enter.   ESV

The word for confusion, ‘tohuw,’ means emptiness, vanity, waste, destitution of form, and refers to the destructive state of the city, as well as the wilderness that results from its destruction and depopulation.

Broken down, describes the destruction.  The buildings and roads and all that makes up a city, are in a shambles.

Homes shut up, refers to both the destruction of buildings making it impossible to enter them, or they no longer have an entry, as well as anyone who is inside is shut up and either hiding in extreme fear or they are trapped and unable to get out.

All of these things, describe the state of the city.

Isaiah is typically writing about Jerusalem, but later he uses the plural referring to many cities or many nations that will be brought to judgment, and so this state of destruction applies to all of the world.  The magnitude of the destruction worldwide will be beyond imagination.

Note quickly, that these prophecies are for future events, and perhaps a future generation. The timing of course we do not know.  But in as far as the future of humanity is concerned, it is not going to be a bright one, but one of a total cleansing of the evils that will have saturated the human race.

Most of these events and disasters will be brought on by mans own actions.


Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 11-19-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Wed. 11-19-2014
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Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:10  – 
The word for confusion, ‘tohuw,’ means emptiness, vanity, waste, destitution of  ……     


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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:6  –
Referring to himself, David also refers to his miserable  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:8  -  
Mirth, ‘masows,’ refers to the joy or the euphoria feelings one gets from escaping  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:9  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the pressures of life are overwhelming, then the pleasures expected from    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:10  – 
The word for confusion, ‘tohuw,’ means emptiness, vanity, waste, destitution of  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:15  –  
To show, means to be revealed, and so to those gentiles or to those to whom the Law of God was not formally revealed,  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:16  –
One day, all people will be judged.  This verse makes clear the universality of  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:5  –  
There are four types of people who have an opinion regarding God. First, there are   ……    




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Isaiah 24:9

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 24:9

9 They shall not drink [shathah] wine [yayin] with a song [shiyr]; strong drink [shekar] shall be bitter [marar] to them that drink [shathah] it.   KJV-Interlinear

9 No more do they drink wine with singing; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.   ESV

When the pressures of life are overwhelming, then the pleasures expected from distractions no longer appease, no longer satisfy, no longer achieve their intended purpose.

The relief, sought through escapism activities, becomes elusive.  The activity, whether drinking or music or through drugs or whatever it is that is used to hide the ugly realities of life, not only don’t provide relief, but the escape activities become bitter.

Sorrows and anxieties and the pressures of life, prevent anything from easing their burdens.

And when you pursue relief through activities that are unable to solve your problems, then failure and worse is the only outcome.  The emotional and mental spiral downward only adds to the misery.

Distractions from reality, never solve problems, they only aggravate the problems into far worse problems.


Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 11-18-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Tues. 11-18-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:9  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the pressures of life are overwhelming, then the pleasures expected from    ……     


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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:6  –
Referring to himself, David also refers to his miserable  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:8  -  
Mirth, ‘masows,’ refers to the joy or the euphoria feelings one gets from escaping  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:9  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
When the pressures of life are overwhelming, then the pleasures expected from    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:7  – 
Isaiah continues speaking of the future as though it was or is the present.  Having enjoyed the  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:15  –  
To show, means to be revealed, and so to those gentiles or to those to whom the Law of God was not formally revealed,  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:16  –
One day, all people will be judged.  This verse makes clear the universality of  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:5  –  
There are four types of people who have an opinion regarding God. First, there are   ……    




Monday, November 17, 2014

Isaiah 24:8

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Isaiah 24:8

8 The mirth [masows] of tabrets [toph] ceaseth [shabath], the noise [sha'own] of them that rejoice [`alliyz] endeth [chadal], the joy [masows] of the harp [kinnowr] ceaseth [shabath].   KJV-Interlinear

8 The mirth of the tambourines is stilled, the noise of the jubilant has ceased, the mirth of the lyre is stilled.    ESV

Mirth, ‘masows,’ refers to the joy or the euphoria feelings one gets from escaping the realities of life through various pleasures.  And here music is described as one of the pleasures or distractions that people seek generally at inappropriate times.

Note that this is still a part of the end times prophecy.  And specifically the final seven year period known as the Tribulation.

During the Tribulation, the disasters in the world will be horrendous.  The population of the world will be falling drastically.  The horrors and atrocities being committed will be beyond description.  And yet people will be turning to their music rather than God.  The music and the false sense of euphoria that comes with an escapist activity will be a hopeless attempt to remove the troubles that are at hand, from ones life.

Not everyone will have access to drugs or alcohol, but certainly that too will be a popular means of escaping reality.  But everyone can hum to themselves or listen to recorded music or play their own version of some sort of instrument.  The instruments described here are stringed instruments, but musical instruments are not limited to only those with strings.

The emphasis here is on the sounds of the reality escape process, and then the silence that follows.

On the one hand, disasters are all around and instead of turning to God, people turn to distractions.  This needless to say applies to everyone throughout history as people ignore God in favor of various distrations.

And the results are total loss and nothing more.

With God there is a future and heaven and far more, especially greater joy and music and so forth.

But without God, the noise of a false sense of euphoria ends in silence, meaning death and worse.


Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 11-17-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Mon. 11-17-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:8  -  
Mirth, ‘masows,’ refers to the joy or the euphoria feelings one gets from escaping  ……      


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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:6  –
Referring to himself, David also refers to his miserable  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:8  -  
Mirth, ‘masows,’ refers to the joy or the euphoria feelings one gets from escaping  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:6  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
These are symbolic expressions that have real effects on humanity.  The curse is    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:7  – 
Isaiah continues speaking of the future as though it was or is the present.  Having enjoyed the  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:15  –  
To show, means to be revealed, and so to those gentiles or to those to whom the Law of God was not formally revealed,  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:16  –
One day, all people will be judged.  This verse makes clear the universality of  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:5  –  
There are four types of people who have an opinion regarding God. First, there are   ……    




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Psalm 34:6

Copyright Ó 2014 J. Neely
Psalm 34:6

6 This poor man [`aniy] cried [qara'], and the LORD [Yahovah] heard [shama`] him, and saved [yasha`] him out of all his troubles [tsarah].   KJV-Interlinear

6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.   ESV

Referring to himself, David also refers to his miserable condition.

His condition was not one of poor health, but of living a life as an outcast and a fugitive due to Saul’s constant pursuit.

David and all that were with him, were hunted constantly. They had few friends in the region and few who would not hesitate to report their whereabouts.

So, the world, as it were, was totally against him.  Only God was there to offer support.

But, know this for certain, that God only offers support to those who are obedient to His mandates.

If you look to God, but you mostly disregard His mandates, then your help will come from the world.  And since the world offers little or no help, then a person who is non-compliant toward Gods rules, does not have much to look to, as far as help is concerned.

But David and all that were with him, looked to God constantly.  They kept the scriptures as far as they had them, but more than that, they kept the scriptures that they knew in their heads, in the forefront of their thoughts.

Doctrine on paper is of no use until it is transferred into the soul through the learning process. 

And as food for the body is eaten daily, so too, doctrine which is food for the soul, should also be studied and learned daily, and thus inculcated into the soul.

Therefore, with doctrine in the soul, then Gods help is always there.

Without doctrine, you have nothing at all.


Daily Bible Study Links –Sun. 11-16-2014

Daily Bible Study Links –Sun. 11-16-2014
Today’s Daily Bible Study:  


Today’s Study

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:6  –
Referring to himself, David also refers to his miserable  ……    


Daily Bible Study Updates on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jneelyranch

Free Mobile App:  http://www.dailybiblestudy.org


Daily Bible Study E-Books
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Study rotation of the last seven days:

Sunday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:6  –
Referring to himself, David also refers to his miserable  ……    


Monday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:5  -  
Here in this verse and the next, assuming that you actually read this study, you should commit to memory because when so many ask why this world and life are so difficult, the answer is given here through  ……      


Tuesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:6  -  natural threats, and full ot eject Christ despite His tremendously resourseful and successful reign
These are symbolic expressions that have real effects on humanity.  The curse is    ……     


Wednesday – Daily Bible Study – Isaiah 24:7  – 
Isaiah continues speaking of the future as though it was or is the present.  Having enjoyed the  ……     


Thursday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:15  –  
To show, means to be revealed, and so to those gentiles or to those to whom the Law of God was not formally revealed,  ……     


Friday – Daily Bible Study – Romans 2:16  –
One day, all people will be judged.  This verse makes clear the universality of  ……     


Saturday – Daily Bible Study – Psalm 34:5  –  
There are four types of people who have an opinion regarding God. First, there are   ……