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Bible Study: Sometimes You Have To Break It Down

Scripture
“and having strapped on YOUR FEET THE GOSPEL OF PEACE IN PREPARATION [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news].”

There are so many ways to study the word. When I first started spending intimate time with God, I struggled with knowing just where to start. Even still, I own 5 different translations of the bible. Of course, I have a particular Bible that I like best.

Recently, while traveling, I packed my most compact bible – which is not my day to day bible. Initially, I remember thinking this isn’t the same. A few days into my travel I caught revelation. I pulled out my bible app, and read the bible in the amplified version. I opened my bible in the NIV version. I read it again in the KJV. I took the key wording from the scripture and wrote out the Webster dictionary definitions.

Strapped – to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap
Feet – an independent or secure position, in a restored or recovered state; able to continue
Peace – not at war, untroubled; tranquil; content

Preparation – any proceeding, experience, or the like considered as a mode of getting ready for the future.

Stability – firmness in position, continuance without change
Readiness – willingness; inclination; cheerful consent

I then replaced the words with the definitions.

Try this:
…and having “fastened onto “YOUR “independent position” THE GOSPEL OF being “not at war and content” IN a “way that you are ready for the future” [to face the enemy with firm-footed “continuance and the cheerful willingness” produced by the good news]…

There it was. The good news! And, the good news IS no matter what translation you’re reading, or how you have to translate it for yourself…the word, the God, and the Jesus and the Holy Ghost are forever and forever unchanging.

That’s a revelation too beautiful to keep to myself!

Prayer
Father for as long as I have breath, Your word is living in me. By Your word, my life is preserved. By Your word, I have power. By Your word, I will continue. And by Your word I have life. By Your word, I live. Hallelujah and amen. Thank you, Jesus, for Your Glory!

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