Friday, September 18, 2015

Shibboleth (John 3:3)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “shibboleth.”  We currently live in a world that is driven by the Internet, social media, and everything that comes along with it.  In fact, we don't really remember a time when these means of communication did not exist.  I catch myself often wanting to leave the house late at night because I see a commercial for my favorite fast food, or some other subliminal message from a the marketing techniques that bombard our lives.  In Jesus’ time, there were also certain phrases that one might use to help others understand what they were trying to communicate.

Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." ~Jn. 3:3

My question is: what are the parts of the Bible that you know best? For some who have grown up in the church, they might have certain remembrances of scripture, while others might have seen one or two verses over and over again on TV, or wherever. Jesus used the words “truly, truly” several times, a kind of shibboleth, in the Gospels to help people understand that we was about to say something pretty important. My prayer is that you always look for what Jesus might want to say to you. Take the opportunities that God gives you and begin to hear Jesus speak into your life.

Praying for you,


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