Maybe Today – Hymn #281 Majesty Hymnal
My Lord will come, it may be soon,
It could be morning, night, or noon;
Till then I’ll watch and work and pray,
When He comes, I’ll go home, there to stay.
Maybe today, my Lord will come for me,
Maybe today, my Savior I shall see;
Maybe today from sin I shall be free,
Jesus will come, and I will go home, it may be today.
My Lord will come, I know not when,
But this is sure, He’ll come again;
With eager eyes I look for Him,
In His presence new joy will begin.
We’ll sing His praise forevermore,
When we have entered heaven’s door;
Redeemed from all our sin and strife,
There we’ll know perfect love, endless life.
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2 Corinthians 9:7KJV
1) Wisdom in knowing God’s will in what to do and how to respond to government regulations.
2) People to watch church services and receive Jesus as Savior.
3) Missionaries on the field to stay healthy, safe, and have wisdom in how to serve during this time.
4) Missionaries on deputation to raise support even during these unknown times.
5) Our President and leaders to have wisdom in opening our country.
6) Our governor’s salvation.
7) For the federal court to rule in favor of businesses and churches so they can freely open.
8) For people who have lost their jobs and businesses.
9) God-honoring people to get elected this fall.
10) For those who have medical procedures postponed to remain healthy.
11) For those facing upcoming surgeries.
12) Peter to recover from recent back surgery.
1) People are receiving Jesus as Savior!
2) The gospel is being shared around the world!
3) God is still in control!
I. Our Relationship to God’s Authorities
II. Our Relationship to Our Neighbors
A. Love Your Neighbor
B. Protect Your Neighbor
III. Our Relationship to Other Believers
B. Protect Your Neighbor
salvation = future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven. (Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the NT, 612)
believed = to believe in the good news about Jesus Christ; to place confidence in, to trust, leading to salvation
The two English words translated “time” in verse 11 are two different Greek words. “Knowing the time” means we are to know the timing, the occasion, the event that is about to take place.
“Now it is high time” is a different Greek word that means “hour;” any definite time, point of time, moment. (Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 679) It is the time when something took place, is taking place, or will take place; …the time for someone to do something. (A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 896)
to awake = ‘now it is time for you to be alert to what is happening.’ (Louw and Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 259)
sleep = carnal indifference to spiritual things on the part of believers; a condition of insensibility to divine things involving conformity to the world
1. Cast Off
night = a time of moral and spiritual darkness, the opposite of gospel light and day (Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament)
cast off = to cease doing what one is accustomed to doing—‘to stop, to cease.’ (Louw and Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 657)
rioting = A term often used of a military or athletic victory celebration. Originally it meant a band of friends who went home with the victor, praising him. These celebrations frequently turned into drunken and immoral wild partying where the party-goers became a public nuisance, disturbing the peace and sometimes even rioting.
rioting = feastings and drunkenness with impurity and obscenity of the grossest kind. Therefore, it always presupposes a festive company and drunken revellers. (Spiros Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament)
drunkenness = “habitual, intentional intoxication.”
chambering = The Greek word literally refers to a bed or bedroom. It came to have the same meaning as the phrase "going to bed" with someone of the opposite gender, shacking up with someone in an adulterous relationship. In the New Testament, the word is used both of the honored marriage bed and of illicit sexual promiscuity.
wantonness = debauchery, describing one who is not only given to immorality but is incapable of feeling shame. The basic meaning of the word is shameless excess and the absence of restraint. It was used almost exclusively of lewd sexual immorality, of uninhibited and unabashed lasciviousness.
Treasures from Romans – This was the ugliest word in the Greek language. It indicates an absence of restraint, shamelessness, an 'I Don't Care What Others Think' attitude, unbridled lust, sensual behavior, or a parading of perversion." (Rod Mattoon, Mattoon's Treasures – Treasures from Romans, 424)
strife = discord, quarrelling; “always saying bad things about one another or never having a good word to say to one another. (Louw and Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 494)
envying = a particularly strong feeling of resentment and jealousy against someone (Louw and Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 759)
provision = to think about something ahead of time, with the implication that one can then respond appropriately—‘to give attention beforehand, to have in mind to do, foresight.’ (Louw & Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the NT, 355)
2. Put On
a. Armor of Light
light = moral and spiritual light and knowledge which enlightens the mind, soul or conscience; including also the idea of moral goodness, purity and holiness, and of consequent reward and happiness. (Zodhiates, The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament)
walk honestly = behave properly, live decently
walk honestly = ‘conduct ourselves in a becoming manner as (people who live) in (the light of) day’ (Louw and Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the NT, 747)