'King James Version' Tagged Posts

'King James Version' Tagged Posts

THE SONG OF RUTH

Today we examine the little book of Ruth.  The most famous verses of Ruth, as translated in the King James Version have often been sung at weddings: Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: For whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest I will lodge: Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: The Lord do…

WAITING FOR GOD

You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker:  “Lord, give me patience…and give it to me right now!”  Patience is not our modern virtue. We drive our fast cars to the fast food restaurant so we can eat fast so we can get to the next meeting – fast.  On average, we are living longer, but we seem to have less time. Despite our modern conveniences – water, electricity, heating, air conditioning, quick transportation, the average American gets two and a half…

HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD?

What’s under your magnifying glass?  What is a big deal to you? In the older yet familiar language of the King James Version, the expectant Mary called out:  “My soul doth magnify the Lord!”  That’s why we call it the “Magnificat.”   To “magnify” is to make large, to extol as great, to praise and glorify.   Puny little creatures like you and me cannot make God any bigger or greater than He already is.   But by a God-given faith…

THE CHRIST WHO ABIDES

Two disciples meet up with the risen Christ on the road to Emmaus as the sun sets on Easter evening.  They do not recognize the Stranger who opens the Scriptures to them there in the roadway.  But as the sun sets, the two men say to the Stranger:  “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.  And He went in to tarry with them”  (Luke 24:29 KJV). Some Bible passages have a way of…

A FAMILIAR VOICE?

In June of 1940, Hitler’s armies were poised to destroy the cornered British army stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk. As the British people anxiously awaited word of their countrymen’s fate, a three-word message was transmitted from the besieged army:  “But if not…” The British public recognized the familiar words from the King James Version of the Bible…the words of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when King Nebuchadnezzar threatened to cast them into the fiery furnace:  “Our God whom we serve…