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Words that Shine a Light

This fall our women’s Bible study will be reading the book of Revelation. The study book we are using is titled Behold, Jesus Is Coming. Revelation is an intense prophetic book. This prophetic book can be intimidating, but the time is right to dig in.

The Bible is the story of humankind, the people of the world. It chronicles good and evil times, faith and rebellion, sin and repentance. The prophetic books help us to recognize God at work.

The first verse of Revelation invites us to take notice of events taking place.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John. Revelation 1:1

In this verse I noticed that the word servant comes from the Greek work duolos. Duolos can be translated as servant, slave or attendant that is devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interest.  In the current time doula refers to an attendant who is with a woman throughout labor and birth.

The servant has total focus on the one he serves. May we have complete focus on Jesus as we navigate the difficult times ahead. I am looking forward to this study!

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

5 Comments on “Words that Shine a Light

  1. oh, what an interesting post. I’m glad I stopped by, I liked your explanation of a servant and his focus on serving his master. I need to change my focus a bit more often I think….

  2. I’m meant to be a serving man,
    to my Lord and master,
    but with my downfall, pride, it can
    be quite a disaster
    when I follow my own lead,
    running to temptation,
    never pausing once to heed
    my oath and obligation.
    And then I go a-slinking back
    in hope that it’s not noticed,
    my backslide and my utter lack
    of diligence in focus,
    but God, of course, is there to see
    and already has forgiven me.

    1. In the distractions of life, and the times we slip, we lose focus. Praise God, that he is merciful and gracious. We get up and seek Him. Blessings, Andrew.

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