OYB October 18

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 21 October 2006, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Jeremiah 31:27-40, Jeremiah 32
NT: I Timoty 3
Ps: Psalm 88
Pr: Proverbs 25:20-22

Today´s notable verse:

Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great:
He[a] appeared in a body,[b] was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

[a] Some manuscripts God
[b] or in the flesh

I Timothy 3:16 (NIV)

This statement sounds like a very simple statement of belief - perhaps an early doctrinal creed? (I admit, my church history is lacking here.) I included the footnotes here, because I think "God appeard in the flesh" is consistent with the preceding phrase "mystery of godliness". Whether implicitly, as the NIV translates, or explicitly, as the footnotes expound, Paul's clear point is that Jesus Christ was God come to earth in human form.

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