Week of November 19 - Day 3

Day 3   Read: 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Timothy 1:12; 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11; Hebrews 1:2

28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,

7 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,

2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

Reflect: What action is being taken in each of these verses?

Consider: (tith mi). vb. to lay. To set or put in a new position, or to bring about a new arrangement.

This is a general word for “lay (down)” or “place”. It can be used for God assigning believers to roles in the church.[1]

Respond: How does this understanding of the original language clarify the nature of your being chosen? What implications can you draw from this?

 

[1]  A. Chadwick Thornhill, “Election,” ed. Douglas Mangum et al., Lexham Theological Wordbook, Lexham Bible Reference Series (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).