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Devotional - Thursday, March 16, 2017 75/290

Today's Scripture: "Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him." Jn 9:31

5721. Shortcuts should not circumvent accuracy or common sense. JG

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Any meaningful conversation on God comes down to the source you use to base your conclusion. Most would agree that the Bible is the only rational source but with all the different translations out there, which one is best? Few people can read the original text and then interpret it in the language they use to communicate. The meaning of some words can be lost in translation and some, wanting to prove their belief, will make Scripture say something it doesn't. Choosing the right product to read and study can be tedious.

Recently I was asked what version of the Bible I use. I explained that most of my life I only knew the original King James Version. Then for years I used the NIV, or New International Version, just to recently start using the New King James Version. When asked why I gave up the NIV, I explained that the NKJV was closer to the original and meant I didn't have to re memorize certain Scripture. Plus I didn't like the omitted text that the NIV said was not found in some original manuscripts. I felt if something was included in any inspired volume I wanted to see it.

Pray it.

Thank You, God, for inspiring men to accurately tell us what we need to know.


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Keywords: Word; Translation; Interpretation

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2017)
3. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
4. Jimisms and corresponding social media pins are an original work of James R. Green and are marked with a "JG" implying personal ownership. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.


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