Devotion to God • Devotions • Personal Devotions • Quiet Time
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Devotion [Heb. rāṣâ] (1 Ch. 23:3); AV AFFECTION; NEB DELIGHT; [ḥeseḏ] (Jer. 2:2); AV KINDNESS; [Gk. eupáredros (1 Cor. 7:35); AV ATTEND; NEB “wait upon”; [haplótēs] (“sincere devotion,” 2 Cor. 11:3); AV SIMPLICITY; [ethelothrēskeía] (Col. 2:23); AV WORSHIP; NEB PIETY. The Heb. rāṣâ has
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEVOTION; DEVOTIONS<de-vo’-shun>, [σεβάσματα, sebasmata]): For the King James Version “your devotions” (Acts 17:23), the Revised Version (British and American) has “the objects of your worship,” which is probably the intended meaning of the King James Version. the Revised Version (British and
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
DEVOTION.—The word does not occur in the Gospels, but the idea is present everywhere, as marking the attitude of the man Jesus towards God, and thus providing a standard for imitation by every other man. Intrinsically the word denotes the act of presenting solemnly some gift or service to a deity, or
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
devotion. This English term is used once by the KJV to render Greek sebasma G4934, “an object of religious worship” (Acts 17:23; cf. 2 Thess. 2:4). Modern versions occasionally use the word devotion, in the sense of “ardent and selfless dedication,” to render a variety of biblical terms and expressions
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Devotion, Devotions
DEVOTION, dē̇-vōʹshun, DEVOTIONS (σεβάσματα, sebásmata): For AV “your devotions” (Acts 17:23), RV has “the objects of your worship,” which is probably the intended meaning of AV, RV reads “devotion” for AV “prayer” in Job 15:4 (RVm “meditation,” Heb a).
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
DEVOTION—DEVOTIONS. Here we will examine forms of piety and objects that favored devotion. Little is known of private devotion and its forms in the first Christian centuries. In the presence of paganism, believers carefully avoided anything that could be seen as a pagan remnant. *Tertullian (De oratione
Key passages
Mk 1:35

And getting up early in the morning while it was very dark, he departed and went to a deserted place, and there he was praying.

1 Co 6:19–20

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God with your body.

1 Co 7:35

Now I am saying this for your own benefit, not that I may put a restriction on you, but to promote appropriate and devoted service to the Lord without distraction.

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