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California Drifting Part 1


Drifting
1. According to the dictionary drifting means to float aimlessly according to the path of least resistance in a current of air or water.
2. Drifting in car racing is to make a turn by using the throttle to lose traction and swing the rear of vehicle around the turn.

In a letter to the Jewish believers the author writes:
· Hebrews 2:1-3
1 So we must be more careful to follow what we were taught. Then we will not stray away from the truth. 2 The teaching God spoke through angels was shown to be true, and anyone who did not follow it or obey it received the punishment that was earned. 3 So surely we also will be punished if we ignore this great salvation. The Lord himself first told about this salvation, and those who heard him testified it was true.
Verse 1 the Greek word translates as “let slip”
· Psalm 119:9-11
Hiding God's Words in our hearts. Memorizing and meditating on scriptures is a way to stay on the right path and not drift away from God's plan for our lives. It's too easy at times to just float away drawn by the current of society, as we just float leisurely enjoying a relaxing sunny day. We don't even know how far we've strayed until we catch a glimpse of a stationary object, something that hasn't been moved by the current, something on solid ground on the shore.
· 1 John 2:15-17
We are warned here not to "love" the world. This meaning of love is to "hold dearly". This means not to love things more than we love God. To hold on loosely. If God wants us to "give it up" we won't be so attached to it that we pick our love for it over our love for our God.
· 2 Corinthians 13:5
We are to constantly "test" ourselves. It would be a type of Quality Control Test. Manufactures and Service Providers use these everyday to make sure their products are staying up to the "Company Standard". We need to do the same. We should constantly be testing and examining our lives to make sure we have not drifted off from our path.

I remember running a compass course teaching young campers how to read a compass. To ensure you were going in the right direction you would take a compass reading and then fix your eyes on an immovable object on the next hill. Then you would walk to that object and do the same until you got to where you were going. While walking you would keep the object in sight, if you lost sight of the object you took another compass reading. If you were just one or more degrees off your mark after a few miles you would never find the small target flag (it also had your next compass directions).

If we fail to test or examine ourselves we run the risk of losing sight of our target and drifting off course.

California Drifting Part 2

·         2 Corinthians 13:5

·         Examine/Test ourselves

·         1 Timothy 4:11-16

·         Command and Teach

·         Be an example

·         Use your gift

·         Continued progress

·         Live right/ Teach right

·         Hebrew 10:24-25

24 Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds

·         Observe, Consider

·         Stimulate, Provocation, Encourage

25 You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day ?n? coming.

·         Assembling, Gathering,

·         Encourage, Exhort,

·         Hebrews 2:1-3

So we must be more careful to follow what we were taught. Then we will not stray away from the truth. 2 The teaching God spoke through angels was shown to be true, and anyone who did not follow it or obey it received the punishment that was earned. 3 So surely we also will be punished if we ignore this great salvation. The Lord himself first told about this salvation, and those who heard him testified it was true.

·         Verse 1

3901 pa?a???? [pararrhueo /par·ar·hroo·eh·o/] v. From 3844 and the alternate of 4482; GK 4184; AV translates as “let slip” once. 1 to glide by: lest we be carried by, pass by. 1a lest the salvation which these things heard show us how to obtain, slip away from us. 1b a thing escapes me. 1c slips my mind.

·         Verse 2

3847 pa??ßas?? [parabasis /par·ab·as·is/] n f. From 3845; TDNT 5:739; TDNTA 772; GK 4126; Seven occurrences; AV translates as “transgression” six times, and “breaking” once. 1 a going over. 2 metaph. a disregarding, violating. 2a of the Mosaic law. 2b the breach of a definite, promulgated, ratified law. 2c to create transgressions, i.e. that sins might take on the character of transgressions, and thereby the consciousness of sin be intensified and the desire for redemption be aroused.

Temptation (pe??asµ??). It is a mistake to define this word as only solicitation to evil. It means trial of any kind, without reference to its moral quality. Thus, Gen. 22:1 (Sept.), “God did tempt Abraham;” “This he said to prove him” (John 6:6); Paul and Timothy assayed to go to Bithynia (Acts 16:7); "Examine yourselves" (2 Cor. 13:5). Here, generally of all situations and circumstances which furnish an occasion for sin. We cannot pray God not to tempt us to sin, "for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man" (James 1:13).

·         Verse 3

288 ?µe??? (ameleo): vb.; = Str 272—LN 30.50 disregard, neglect, ignore (Mt 22:5; 1Ti 4:14; Heb 2:3; 8:9+; 2Pe 1:12 v.r. NA26)

·         drift vi

ca. 1600

1     a      to become driven or carried along (as by a current of water, wind, or air)  a balloon drifting in the wind 

     b      to move or float smoothly and effortlessly

2     a      to move along a line of least resistance

     b      to move in a random or casual way

     c      to become carried along subject to no guidance or control  the talk drifted from topic to topic 

3     a      to accumulate in a mass or become piled up in heaps by wind or water  drifting snow 

     b      to become covered with a drift

4           to vary or deviate from a set course or adjustment vt

1     a      to cause to be driven in a current

     b      West to drive (livestock) slowly esp. to allow grazing

2     a      to pile in heaps

     b      to cover with drifts — drift•ing•ly \'drif-ti?-le\ adv

———————

drift•age \'drif-tij\ n

1768 drifted material

———————

drift•er \'drif-t?r\ n

1897 one that drifts esp one that travels or moves about aimlessly

———————

drift fence n

1907 a stretch of fence on rangeland esp. in the western U.S. for preventing cattle from drifting from their home range

·         1 John 2:15-17

·         Love= Hold dearly, love dearly, to welcome, to entertain

·         Verse 16 explains further

·         Psalm 119:9-11

·         Ways to live a godly life

·         2 Corinthians 13:5

·         Examine/Test ourselves

·         1 Timothy 4:11-16

·         Command and Teach

·         Be an example

·         Use your gift

·         Continued progress

·         Live Right / Teach Right

·         Hebrew 10:24-25

24 Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds

·         Observe, Consider

·         Stimulate, Provocation, Encourage

25 You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day ?n? coming.

·         Assembling, Gathering,

·         Encourage, Exhort,

   

   

   

  Hebrews 2:1-3

So we must be more careful to follow what we were taught. Then we will not stray away from the truth. 2 The teaching God spoke through angels was shown to be true, and anyone who did not follow it or obey it received the punishment that was earned. 3 So surely we also will be punished if we ignore this great salvation. The Lord himself first told about this salvation, and those who heard him testified it was true.[1]

  Verse 1

3901 παραρρέω [pararrhueo /par·ar·hroo·eh·o/] v. From 3844 and the alternate of 4482; GK 4184; AV translates as “let slip” once. 1 to glide by: lest we be carried by, pass by. 1a lest the salvation which these things heard show us how to obtain, slip away from us. 1b a thing escapes me. 1c slips my mind.[2]

  Verse 2

3847 παράβασις [parabasis /par·ab·as·is/] n f. From 3845; TDNT 5:739; TDNTA 772; GK 4126; Seven occurrences; AV translates as “transgression” six times, and “breaking” once. 1 a going over. 2 metaph. a disregarding, violating. 2a of the Mosaic law. 2b the breach of a definite, promulgated, ratified law. 2c to create transgressions, i.e. that sins might take on the character of transgressions, and thereby the consciousness of sin be intensified and the desire for redemption be aroused.[3]

Temptation (πειρασμόν). It is a mistake to define this word as only solicitation to evil. It means trial of any kind, without reference to its moral quality. Thus, Gen. 22:1 (Sept.), “God did tempt Abraham;” “This he said to prove him” (John 6:6); Paul and Timothy assayed to go to Bithynia (Acts 16:7); “Examine yourselves” (2 Cor. 13:5). Here, generally of all situations and circumstances which furnish an occasion for sin. We cannot pray God not to tempt us to sin, “for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man” (James 1:13).[4]

  Verse 3

288 ἀμελέω (ameleō): vb.; ≡ Str 272—LN 30.50 disregard, neglect, ignore (Mt 22:5; 1Ti 4:14; Heb 2:3; 8:9+; 2Pe 1:12 v.r. NA26)[5]

  drift vi

ca. 1600

1     a      to become driven or carried along (as by a current of water, wind, or air) 〈a balloon drifting in the wind〉

     b      to move or float smoothly and effortlessly

2     a      to move along a line of least resistance

     b      to move in a random or casual way

     c      to become carried along subject to no guidance or control 〈the talk drifted from topic to topic〉

3     a      to accumulate in a mass or become piled up in heaps by wind or water 〈drifting snow〉

     b      to become covered with a drift

4           to vary or deviate from a set course or adjustment vt

1     a      to cause to be driven in a current

     b      West to drive (livestock) slowly esp. to allow grazing

2     a      to pile in heaps

     b      to cover with drifts — drift•ing•ly \ˈdrif-tiŋ-lē\ adv

———————

drift•age \ˈdrif-tij\ n

1768 drifted material

———————

drift•er \ˈdrif-tər\ n

1897 one that drifts esp one that travels or moves about aimlessly

———————

drift fence n

1907 a stretch of fence on rangeland esp. in the western U.S. for preventing cattle from drifting from their home range[6]

  1 John 2:15-17

  Love= Hold dearly, love dearly, to welcome, to entertain

  Verse 16 explains further

  Psalm 119:9-11

  Ways to live a godly life

  2 Corinthians 13:5

  Examine/Test ourselves

  1 Timothy 4:11-16

  Command and Teach

  Be an example

  Use your gift

  Continued progress

  Live right/ Teach right

  Hebrew 10:24-25

24 Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds

  Observe, Consider

  Stimulate, Provocation, Encourage

25 You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day n coming.[7]

  Assembling, Gathering,

  Encourage, Exhort,


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[1] The Everyday Bible : New Century Version. Nashville, TN. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005, S. Heb 2:1

v v: verb

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[2]Strong, James: The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible : Showing Every Word of the Test of the Common English Version of the Canonical Books, and Every Occurence of Each Word in Regular Order. electronic ed. Ontario : Woodside Bible Fellowship., 1996, S. G3901

n n: noun or neuter

f f: feminine

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[3]Strong, James: The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible : Showing Every Word of the Test of the Common English Version of the Canonical Books, and Every Occurence of Each Word in Regular Order. electronic ed. Ontario : Woodside Bible Fellowship., 1996, S. G3847

Sept. Septuagint Version of the Old Testament.

[4]Vincent, Marvin Richardson: Word Studies in the New Testament. Bellingham, WA : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2002, S. 1:43

vb. verb

Str Strong’s Lexicon

LN Louw-Nida Greek-English Lexicon

+ More references in GNT4

v.r. varia lectio, variant reading in a manuscript

NA26 Nestle-Aland

[5]Swanson, James: Dictionary of Biblical Languages With Semantic Domains : Greek (New Testament). electronic ed. Oak Harbor : Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997, S. GGK288

[6]Merriam-Webster, Inc: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Eleventh ed. Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2003

n day The day Christ will come to judge all people and take his people to live with him.

[7] The Everyday Bible : New Century Version. Nashville, TN. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005, S. Heb 10:24

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