“Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.”
King James Version (KJV)
Carleton's comment on 2021-04-03 07:34:43:
One more quote from the Bible doctrine book in the same vein:
"One should not endeavor to transpose Old Testament details into the New in a way that undermines or infringes on the tenor of the gospel.
Then again, the liberty of the New Testament should not be considered to minimize the holiness of God as set forth in the Old. Jesus did not destroy the validity of the Old Testament; He fulfilled it (Matthew 5:17). There must be a balanced spiritual understanding of the relationship of the two testaments."
That the four corners of our hearts have equal amounts of the breath of God.
Carleton's comment on 2021-04-03 06:45:33:
Another day another meditation: Thinking of the Holy Bible and the law and the Holy Ghost, I came across this quote that a few selected brethren in the Church of God were led to write within a book on Bible doctrines.
"Tenor is the harmony of the whole, the intent and purpose of something written or spoken. The Hebrew word from which tenor is translated gives a hint of action: "to puff: scatter into corners" (Strong's concordance). In other words, even under Moses's Law, it took the breath of God, or tenor, to scatter the Lord's dictates into the corners of the hearts of men.
It was this tenor that finally brought Saul (the unconverted Paul) to see his heart's need and pointed him to Christ
(Romans 7). Saul was "blameless" (Philippians 3:6) concerning the statute law. But his conscience became sin-ridden when the breath of God scattered the real intent of the law into the corners of his heart. Such is the power of the law under the Holy Spirit's unction."
Chris's comment on 2021-04-02 18:40:12:
How very true, Bendito. As I re-read the earlier verses, the thought came to me: would a non-believer have read that verse in the same manner & with the same sensation as a believer does? Very likely, No. It would just be an historical account of the risen Jesus & verse 16 would have been glossed over.
To us who have experienced the joy of salvation, we instantly enter into the same state as Mary was in: of utter joy in seeing her beloved again, risen from the grave, death having no hold on Him. And we see & experience the risen Christ each day, every moment of the day, in all His Glory & Beauty. All praise be to Him for going to the cross for us & to the Eternal loving Father Who sent Him for our sakes.
Bendito Palavra's comment on 2021-04-02 08:16:11:
So simply and tenderly this verse reads. Yet every time I see it I am thrilled. Tears come to my eyes, and the Glory bursts forth like the morning sun! HE'S ALIVE!
dorris hlanganani's comment on 2013-09-26 10:36:49:
Mary showed how much he respected Jesus .It is not a good example to today s Christians to address our pastor in a respectful way to acknowledge the calling of GOd in them.