Communication—found forty-six times in forty-five verses; Communication can involve financial giving, but these studies focus upon communication as it pertains to one’s words.
Variations: commune, communed, communicate, communicated, communication, communications, communing, communion
First usage: Genesis 18:33 (communing)
Last usage: Hebrews 13:16 (communicate)
Defined: to make something common
Interesting fact: Some Bible teachers have suggested that the early church practiced a form of communism in that “they had all things common” (Acts 4:32). This is just simply not the case! In fact, financial communication (amongst believers) was never forced upon any of the believers by a government entity or by the apostles. Rather, financial communication was a personal choice on the part of each individual believer so it cannot be classified as a form of communism (Galatians 6:6; Philippians 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 6:18).
Bible study tip: Every English student understands that phrases like “God’s righteousness” can also be understood as the “righteousness of God” (Romans 10:3). However, in the scriptures, that rule does not always apply. For instance, “the Lord’s day” (Revelation 1:10) spoken of by the apostle John in Revelation does not refer to “the day of the LORD” as prophesied by many of God’s messengers (Zechariah 14:1).
Sunday, Day 197—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 198—Communication Makes Common
Tuesday, Day 199—Straight from the Heart
Wednesday, Day 200—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 201—Communication Yields Words
Friday, Day 202—God Desires Our Communication
Saturday, Day 203—The World Needs Our Communication
Day 197: Church Day
Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.