Need: (Dictionary): To be in want of; ought to have; be unable to do without; want; require. Need (Bible): That which is lacking; need; be behind; to come short; a debt. I was viewing the old black and white Twilight Zone TV series and came across one episode that was particularly interesting. The show was entitled “What You Need.” Wants versus needs- an age-old struggle! The storyline was about an old man who comes to the same bar every night to peddle his wares. He carries an old, beat-up case filled with......
Drive (Dictionary): To frighten or prod (game, cattle, etc.) into moving in a desired direction, to carry on or through energetically, to convey in a vehicle, to project, inject, or impress incisively (she drove her point home)” Drive (Bible): Drive on, propel, to expel, to drive, cast or send out, turn upside down, upset, unsettle. Our culture places a high value on excellence and “striving” for success. Here are a few quotes about striving: “Strive for greatness” “In life, it’s between choosing risk and striving for greatness and risking nothing and being......
Way (Dictionary): A thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place, a course of action, took the easy way out, opportunity, capability, or fact of doing as one pleases (always manages to get her own way prepare, make ready. Way (Bible): In every way, entirely, everywhere, lead, show the way; met, unfold, narrate, declare, persecute, press hard. People who are very determined to get their way may be loud, angry, confrontational and even rude. At their core they are afraid their needs won’t be met. They feel the only way to accomplish......
Command (Dictionary): To direct authoritatively, order, to exercise a dominating influence over, to have military command of as senior officer. Command (Bible): Mouth, to enjoin, to charge, command, to transmit a message, to order. Here are Scriptures that speak forth strong commandments on love in both Testaments: Deuteronomy 6:4-9: 4 “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.” (NASB) Leviticus 19:18:......
Fellowship (Dictionary): Companionship, company, community of interest, activity, feeling, or experience, the quality or state of being comradely. Fellowship (Bible): Companionship between people of the same background, a community in which people share whatever is held in common. John wrote this letter to the Christian church at large and proclaimed the need for the church to enter into godly fellowship. He opens 1 John 1 by affirming his relationship with Jesus: 1 John1:1-2: 1What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched......
Clothed (Dictionary): To endow especially with power or a quality, to cover with or as if with cloth or clothing, to express or enhance by suitably significant language. Clothed (Bible): Put on, clothed, shame, majesty, to put on oneself (as a garment), excellent things, lifting up, pride, proudly, raging. The Bible explains the meaning of “clothed” primarily as the endowment of power “from on high”. Many have applied the word “providence “to explain clothed. Providence is an old word. The Greek word had in its time, like the English, a somewhat......