The Doggy Bag Devotional – release date

Posted: May 30, 2017 in Perspective
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Front Cover FBI’m excited to announce that my long awaited Doggy Bag Devotional will be officially released on – Tuesday, June 27, 2017!  More details soon.

Below is a tasty ‘snack’  from what’s to come.

There are common words we use when talking bible that are directly out of scripture, but often, we don’t really know the depth or context of their meaning. Here’s an example using the word ‘sanctify’:

For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.‘ — John 19:17 (NASB)

 sanctify: Greek – hagiazó (verb); meaning to “consecrate, set apart, make holy, purify, make different/unique”

 In the NLT, John 19:17 reads, ‘I consecrate myself to meet their need for growth in truth and holiness.’

 (hagiazo) or hágios – means “likeness of nature with the Lord” (holy) because we are to be “different from the world.” The core meaning of (hágios) is “different”. A temple in the 1st century was hagios (“holy”) because it was different from other buildings. As such, Jesus is consecrated, or set apart and unwavering in his intent to shape us to be ‘hagiazo’ or “different from the world” and more like him.

This scripture also reveals an innate nature or characteristic of Jesus to be active and intentional in what he does (‘I sanctify myself’) for the purpose of meeting our need to grow in truth and purity (holiness).

  1. God's Blog says:

    Greetings and Blessings to you! It looks like your devotional will help a lot of people! 😇 May the Lord prosper you in all that you do in His name! 🙂

    • brian hetzer says:

      Thank you. Yes, I believe it will as well. It’s been quite the journey writing and putting it together, but for the purpose of helping people bridge the gap that can exist between the bible and our daily lives… it was worth it.
      May the Lord bless you as well as you strive to encourage others!

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