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Victor M. Eskew


My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.


1.    Brethren

A.   Strong (80):  a brother

B.    Thayer:  a brother, whether born of the same two parents or only of the same father or mother…a fellow believer, united to another by the bond of affect-tion…brethren in Christ, Christians, as those who are exalted to the same heavenly place

C.   Vine:  a brother or near kinsman…all believers


2.    Faith

A.   Strong (4102):  persuasion, moral conviction…constancy in such profession

B.    Thayer:  conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervor born of faith and joined with it…fidelity, faithfulness…the character of one who can be relied upon

C.   Vine:  used in two senses:  (a) passive, faithful, to be trusted, reliable…(b) active, signifying believing, trusting, relying


3.    Lord

A.   Strong (2962):  supreme in authority, that is controller

B.    Thayer:  he to whom a person or thing belongs, the owner, one who has control of the person, master

C.   Vine:  signifying having power or authority


4.    Jesus

A.   Strong (2424):  the name of our Lord

B.    Thayer:  Jehovah is salvation

C.   Vine:  Jehovah is salvation, that is, is the Savior


5.    Christ

A.   Strong (5547):  anointed, that is, the Messiah

B.    Thayer:  anointed, Christ was the Messiah, the Son of God

C.   Vine:  anointed…a term applied to the priests who were anointed with holy oil, particularly the High Priest, e.g., Lev. 4:3, 5, 16.  The prophets are called…”the anointed of God,” Psa. 105:15.  A king of Israel was described upon occasion as…”the anointed of the Lord,” I Sam. 2:10, 35; II Sam. 1:14; Psa. 2:2; 18:50; Hab. 3:13.


6.    Lord of glory

A.   Strong (1391):  glory  :- dignity, glory, honor, praise, worship

B.    Thayer:  splendor, brightness, majesty…the absolute perfect inward or personal excellency of Christ; the majesty

C.   Vine:  glory…what He (God) essentially is and does



7.   Respect of persons

A.   Strong (4382):  partiality, favoritism

B.    Thayer:  respect of persons, partiality, the fault of one who when called on to give judgment has respect of the outward circumstances of man and not to their intrinsic merits, and so prefers, as the more worthy, one who is rich, high born or powerful, to another who does not have these qualities

C.   Vine:  respect of persons, partiality