DIG for Friday the 25th of March…..one God but plural…..Genesis 1 v 1

As I have written many times, it is imperative that we look at the Greek or Hebrew meaning of words as we study the Bible, as sometimes the English translation does not convey the true meaning.

For example, in Isaiah 53 v 10 it says that it pleased the Lord to bruise Jesus; bruise means to pulverise, crush and destroy, so bruise really does not express the magnitude of what it pleased the Lord to do to His Son for our salvation.

Another example like this is found in Genesis 1 v 1.

The Hebrew word for God here is Elohim, and it is a plural noun.

Yes, it is plural, talking about a God that is more than one.

The English translation does not express this, but right here in the first verse of the Bible we have a word describing the Trinity, one God yet three.

I am just starting to study out some of the names of God, to preach at church in the coming weeks, and I spent some time meditating on this word today.

It is marvellous to know that as well as God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were involved in creating the universe and everything in it.

I am especially in awe of the fact that Jesus, the main agent of creation (see Colossians 1 v 16 and 17 and Hebrews 1 v 1 to 3) would come to this earth (that He created) in order to become a man and save us (the pinnacle of His creation).

Read that sentence again and meditate upon it.

This is a truth that if you allow it, will change your whole view and mind-set about God.

God is of course the Creator, yet at the same time is interested in you and me, interested enough to come to this earth and deal with the sin issue through His finished work on the cross.

Take time to think about that this evening.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus and thank you that even as Creator he chose to come to His earth to save me”.

Genesis 1 v 1…..In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth


DIG for Thursday the 24th of March…..the Word can change you…..Romans 12 v 2

Now, I am not writing this DIG to show how spiritual I am or to show how good I am, I am writing it as encouragement to show you how the Word can renew your mind so that you can see transformation in your life.

I have not always been as caring and compassionate as I would like, I would have to be honest and say compassion never was my strongest point (and it still probably is not).

But, I met a sister in the Lord today who has spoken out against me in the past; indeed she stood up in a service one time and berated me prior to walking out.

Speaking honestly again I did not have much care, love or compassion for her at that point and indeed going forward.

But once again being honest I felt nothing but care, love and compassion for her when we met this morning.

What she had said and done had not changed, yet I had changed.

My attitude and thoughts were so different and this was due to the fact that my mind had been renewed through the Word over the period of time that had elapsed since we last met.

My heart went out to her and I offered help and prayer if required.

The Word had transformed me for the better; this is my testimony.

Yes, it has taken time and I do still need more compassion in my life, however I have changed for the better and know more transformation is on the way as I further renew my mind to how caring, loving and compassionate the Lord has been to me.

As we renew our minds about the goodness, love, mercy and compassion of the Lord we will see our thoughts, actions and lives transformed for the better; this is a Biblical truth and cannot fail to happen.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the process of mind renewal and transformation”.

Romans 12 v 2…..And be not conformed to this world: and be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God