Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Those who become part of the solution and not part of the problem, Part 2.
Thursday, May 3, 2001
Paul can [eroto] request Syzygus to help, but he doesn’t request the ladies to stop fighting; he orders them to come along side [parakaleo] or urges them to be thinking objectively.
Personality conflict hinders spiritual growth in any stage and can especially cause a division in the local assembly when those who are having the conflict are in positions of authority.
and = [kai] = also
you = [se] = you
true = [gnesie] = used for children born in wedlock, means genuine, to be a legitimate birth, authentic, loyal, one who is truly a man, one who is loyal.
PRO 21:21 “He who pursues righteousness and loyalty finds life, righteousness and honor.”
comrade = Syzygus = his name.
pres/mid/imp = [sullambanou] = to seize, to aid, to help, to assist, to take hold of something together.
Futuristic present = an event which has not yet occurred, but which is regarded as certain. Paul believes that Syzygus is going to succeed.
Indirect middle the agent, Syzygus, produces the action of the verb, rather than participating in its result, and others benefit by it.
Imperative of entreaty does not convey the finality of a command but has the force of an urgent request.
these women = [autais]
who = [haitines] emphasizes a quality of former greatness in these women.