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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Set Before

This is not a completed thought just yet, but it will give you a peek under the hood on how I do Bible study.
Here is how some repetition and parallel construction can aid observation.  Thoughts at DTTB.

Look at Hebrews 12:1 – 2 note in the illustration above there is a parallel construction between the end of verse 1 and verse 2.
  • For us – we are to endure the race that is set before us
  • Christ – endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him.
The way we are to endure is to fix our eyes – the Greek can be translated “looking away from all else.”  So the way we are to endure is to focus only on Him.

There is a whole lot more to observe here but this is an example of how repetition and parallels can help us understand what the author is saying…

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