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1 Thessalonians 2:13-14

“Another reason we regularly thank God is that when you heard the Word of God from us, you received it not merely as a human word, but as it truly is, God’s Word, which is at work in you believers. For, brothers, you came to be imitators of God’s congregations in Y’hudah that are united with the Messiah Yeshua ….”

In Hebrew ‘word’ is דבר or devar and means ‘saying or commandment.’ Word of God is Devar Elohim.

The word devarim, the plural of devar, is the Hebrew word for Deuteronomy. In this book, Moshe reiterates all of the commandments God gave to the Israelites when they first entered the wilderness to the second generation entering the Promised Land.

Yeshua is called the Devar Elohim, the Word of God that became flesh (John 1:14). The Devar Elohim at that time included the Torah, Prophets and Writings or Tenak.

The Devar Elohim is “at work and is sharper than any double-edged sword — it cuts right through to where soul meets spirit and joints meet marrow, and it is quick to judge the inner reflections and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

The Amplified Version, expands ‘at work in you’ to “brings forth superhuman power in those who adhere to and trust in and rely on it [Devar Elohim].”

In Hebrew, the word for ‘imitator’ is חקין or chakyan and means ‘to mimic.’ In Greek, the word ‘imitator’ is mimetes and means “a mentor, setting a proper example.”

‘Judah’ in Hebrew is יהודה or y’hudah. Sha’ul (Paul) says that Greek followers of Messiah Yeshua are imitating God’s congregation of Jewish followers of Messiah Yeshua because they are worthy of emulating.

November 22, 2020