I am back after a brief hiatus. There has been an awful lot of things happen lately that have taken my focus and attention away from this. However, I have still been reading His Word. I have been just taking it in and soaking in it. I hope that you all have been able to do the same.
This has been a season of busyness for a lot of us. However, having that time to read the Scriptures and ruminate in it helps to anchor in the principles that the Father has for us all. There are just too many things going on that tries to take our attention away from those things that are the most important in our lives. These things attempt to rob us of the things that we need for things that waste our time. So many times, I have caught myself getting off track from what I really wanted to do by something that caught my attention. Then an hour or two later, I am on my nth video or article of randomness. Maybe it’s just me….
So for the next few weeks, I am going to tackle the “Verily, Verily, …” statements that Jesus stated in the book of John. As an introduction to these statements, I want to key you into these relatively important points that Jesus was making. In saying “Verily, verily”, He was saying, “Surely, surely”, “Amen, amen”, and “Truly, truly”. This doubling is only used in John, and is used in a way that provides emphasis. This addition to the front of the point causes us to read it a little bit slower so as to not miss what is being said. In other places of the Bible, the word “verily” (or “truly” depending on the translation) is used singly.
Also, this emphasis using the doubling of verily, verily is only used by Jesus who is the Truth, the Way, and the Life. So for the next few weeks, I will be exploring the point Jesus is making with those He is speaking to. I want to really take in what is being taught here, and share with you what the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures share with me. And if there is anything that you would be willing to add to the conversation, go ahead and comment. I would really appreciate any positive feedback.
In the next article in this series, we will dive into the first “Verily, verily” statement Jesus made in John. See you in the next article.
Gotta go fill up my cup…..