Matthew: The Greek name rendered “Matthew” is likely a shortened form of the Hebrew name rendered “Mattithiah” (1 Chron. 15:18, 21; 25:3, 21), which means “Gift of Jah.” None of the four Gospel writers named themselves in their accounts, and titles were seemingly not part of the original text.
Throughout the first 17 centuries of Christianity, the reliability of the Gospels was never really questioned in any serious way. However, especially from the 19th century forward, a number of scholars have viewed the Gospels, not as the inspired, inerrant Word God, but as being invented by men. Also, they have rejected that the Gospel writers had firsthand knowledge about Jesus Christ.
Not Forsaking Wisdom Proverbs 4:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will safeguard you.
Acquire Wisdom and Understanding Proverbs 4:5 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 5 Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
The Book of Ezekiel, also called The Prophecy of Ezekiel, one of the major prophetical books of the Old Testament. According to dates given in the text, Ezekiel received his prophetic call in the fifth year of the first deportation to Babylonia (593 B.C.E.) and was active until about 570 B.C.E.
Choose Life by Willingly Keeping the Commandments Proverbs 4:3-4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 When I was a son with my father, tender, the only son in the sight of my mother, 4 he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.
The tone and demeanor of some Christians are coming across as a bit starstruck. These men and women put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us.
The Father’s Wisdom Proverbs 4:1-2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, and be attentive, that you may know understanding, 2 for I give you good instruction; do not forsake my teaching.
Theophilus is the person that Luke addressed both his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. (Lu 1:3, 4; Ac 1:1) His being addressed as (κράτιστος kratistos) “most excellent” may suggest that he held some kind of high position, or it may merely be that he was a person admired, highly regarded, and respected.
Sooner or later, every young Christian comes across passages in the Bible which are hard to understand and difficult to believe. To many young Christians, these difficulties become a serious hindrance in the development of their Christian life. For days and weeks and months, oftentimes, faith suffers partial or total eclipse.