As I remember it, my son was born earlier than expected. His version of the story is quite different. Life is always like that. You see it one way, I see it another.
Some people argue that the Bible is like that, just because we have so many versions to pick from. That’s because some are meant for reading in modern day language while others seem to be stuffy Bibles, translated word for word.
I’m all for an easier-to-read version, but when it comes down to the fine line; I like a study version. Actually the more important thing is to be reading some version of the Bible every day.
To see what I mean, compare Hebrews 13:5 in the Amplified (see yesterday’s devotional) with the Message, the KJV and the Greek New Testament (see below)
Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” (Hebrews 13:5, MSG)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.( Hebrews 13:5, KJV)
ἀφιλάργυρος ὁ τρόπος· ἀρκούμενοι τοῖς παροῦσιν· αὐτὸς γὰρ εἴρηκεν· Οὐ μή σε ἀνῶ οὐδ’ οὐ μή σε ἐγκαταλίπω (Hebrews 13:5, GNT)
Now which one made the most sense toyou?
Prayer – Lord, help us remember that your main language is always love. Amen