Adelphos

31 Dec

Adelphos…

In the New Covenant writings, Jesus is called “our brother.” But the actual word used in the Greek for brother is “Adelphos.” Adelphos comes from the Greek root word “Delphos” which means “womb.” Why?

A brother is someone who is born of the same womb as you. So if Jesus is our brother, what does it mean? Two mysteries.

The first is that Jesus is born of the same womb as we – thus the incarnation. Jesus was born into this world, in flesh and blood, as from the same womb as we are born.

The second mystery is this – We now have the chance to be born of the womb from which Jesus is born. Born of heaven’s womb. Born of the Spirit of the second birth.

In fact, the two mysteries are joined. He was born of earth’s womb, that we might be born of heaven’s. In other words, Jesus is your adelphos, in that He so intimately joined every part of His life to your life, that you now would make it your aim to so intimately join every part of your life to Him. Your adelphos.

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

Today, seek to join every part of your life, the good, the bad, the ugly, the godly and the ungodly to God in Jesus.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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