Salutations—found sixty times in fifty-three verses
Variations: salutation, salutations, salute, saluted, saluteth
First usage: Judges 18:15 (saluted)
Last usage: 3 John 1:14 (salute)
Defined: a courteous and respectful greeting
Interesting fact: When Mary, the mother of Jesus, saluted her cousin Elisabeth, the Bible says that the babe in Elisabeth’s womb joyfully leaped (Luke 1:41, 44). This directs the reader to two points of interest: (1) Mary’s salutation along with the presence of Jesus brought joy both to Elisabeth and John, and (2) John was a living soul in his mother’s womb.
Bible study tip: When studying Bible geography, it is wise to consider the following: (1) the various names by which the place is called throughout history, (2) the major events that took place at the location, (3) the people groups who have inhabited the location in question, and (4) the bordering places of the location.
Sunday, Day 253—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 254—What Is a Salutation?
Tuesday, Day 255—Salutations, a Window to the Soul
Wednesday, Day 256—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 257—The Salutation of Paul
Friday, Day 258—Salute the Saints
Saturday, Day 259—Salutations in the Lord
Day 253: Church Day
Luke 1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.