It's Day 3 and we're in Matthew 3.If it's hard to understand what you're reading in the Bible, make sure you have a translation that's a good fit for you. Reading the King James (a great historic translation) can be particularly difficult because of the antiquated language. Among the good options available today: New International Version (good all-around translation), English Standard Version (good all-around translation), New American Standard (a more literal translation, closer to the original manuscripts), and New Living Translation (a translation that focuses on readability and understandability).
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 12 - The fire is an image to dwell on for a while.
- Verse 11 - "with the Holy Spirit and fire" - It's not completely clear what the fire represents. It could be a reference to the Day of Pentecost; it could refer to judgment; it could refer to a burning passion within us.
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