October 5

Posted on Oct 5, 2018

What are the most positive and most negative sentences in the NT? The first reads, “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every (lit. all) good work” (2 Cor 9:8). In the Greek, the root word for “all” occurs five times in this one sentence. The most negative verse is Hebrews 13:5, “He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Erich Sauer writes: “This sentence contains a five-fold negation, as if the text should read: ‘Not will I fail thee! Nevermore! No! Never and by no means will I forsake thee!’ Thus these two scriptures show in their harmonious contrast, positively and negatively expressed, the same precious message: Will God give me all things that are necessary and good? Yes! Five times yes! All grace! In all things! Always! All sufficiency! All good works! Will He ever forsake me? No! Five times no! Never! Nevermore! Never and by no means! In no circumstances! Therefore ‘Have faith in God!’”

Today’s Reading: Zechariah 3-5  Memorize: 2 Corinthians 4:6