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Romans 1:15

"So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome." (NASB)

"So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also." (KJV)

"So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News." (NLT)

"I am ready ... - I am prepared to preach among you, and to show the power of the gospel, even in the splendid metropolis of the world. He was not deterred by any fear; nor was he indifferent to their welfare; but he was under the direction of God. And as far as he gave him opportunity, he was ready to make known to them the gospel, as he had done at Antioch, Ephesus, Athens, and Corinth." Dr. Albert Barnes (1798-1870)

"And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;" (Ephesians 6:15 KJV)

Preparation
PREPARA'TION, n. [L. proeparatio. See Prepare.]

  1. The act or operation of preparing or fitting for a particular purpose, use, service or condition; as the preparation of land for a crop of wheat; the preparation of troops for a campaign; the preparation of a nation for war; the preparation of men for future happiness. Preparation is intended to prevent evil or secure good.
  2. Previous measures of adaptation.
  3. Ceremonious introduction. [Unusual.] 
  4. That which is prepared, made or compounded for a particular purpose.
  5. The state of being prepared or in readiness; as a nation in good preparation for attack or defense. (Noah Webster)

Ready
READY, a. red'y. [Eng. to rid; redo, ready; rida, to ride; bereda, to prepare. Gr. easy.  The primary sense is to go, move, or advance forward, and it seems to be clear that ready, ride, read, riddle, are all of one family, and probably from the root of L. gradior. See Read and Red.] 

  1. Quick; prompt; not hesitating; as ready wit; a ready consent.
  2. Quick to receive or comprehend; not slow or dull; as a ready apprehension.
  3. Quick in action or execution; dexterous; as an artist ready in his business; a ready writer. Psa 45.
  4. Prompt; not delayed present in hand. He makes ready payment; he pays ready money for every thing he buys.
  5. Prepared; fitted; furnished with what is necessary, or disposed in a manner suited to the purpose; as a ship ready for sea.  My oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Mat 22.
  6. Willing; free; cheerful to do or suffer; not backward or reluctant; as a prince always ready to grant the reasonable requests of his subjects.  The spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14.  I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 21.
  7. Willing; disposed. Men are generally ready to impute blame to others. They are more ready to give than to take reproof.
  8. Being at the point; near; not distant; about to do or suffer.  A Syrian ready to perish was my father. Deu 26. Job 29. Psa 88.
  9. Being nearest or at hand. A sapling pine he wrench'd from out the ground, the readiest weapon that his fury found.
  10. Easy; facile; opportune; short; near, or most convenient; the Greek sense.  Sometimes the readiest way which a wise man has to conquer, is to flee.  Through the wild desert, not the readiest way.  The ready way to be thought mad, is to contend you are not so.

    Readiness and Preparation are no small things.  Yet it is seldom that I deeply ponder my readiness to serve in the Gospel each day in the manner exhorted in the Armor of God.  If I were preparing to head into the war zone of Iraq, I am sure that my mind would be full of the many things that need to be done to ensure a state of readiness that exceeds the level of threat.  Yet the threat I face today is unseen.  What is my part in the preparation and readiness to meet the challenges of this day.  To rise early and prepare to secure good and prevent evil.

    Dear Heavenly Father it seems that the challenges of the day far exceed my abilities for preparedness.  I cannot see the invisible threats and circumstances that may come my way nor the eternal appointments and opportunities. Let my heart rest in you.

Romans 1:15

"So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome." (NASB)

"So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also." (KJV)

"So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News." (NLT)

"I am ready ... - I am prepared to preach among you, and to show the power of the gospel, even in the splendid metropolis of the world. He was not deterred by any fear; nor was he indifferent to their welfare; but he was under the direction of God. And as far as he gave him opportunity, he was ready to make known to them the gospel, as he had done at Antioch, Ephesus, Athens, and Corinth." Dr. Albert Barnes (1798-1870)

"And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;" (Ephesians 6:15 KJV)

Preparation
PREPARA'TION, n. [L. proeparatio. See Prepare.]

  1. The act or operation of preparing or fitting for a particular purpose, use, service or condition; as the preparation of land for a crop of wheat; the preparation of troops for a campaign; the preparation of a nation for war; the preparation of men for future happiness. Preparation is intended to prevent evil or secure good.
  2. Previous measures of adaptation.
  3. Ceremonious introduction. [Unusual.] 
  4. That which is prepared, made or compounded for a particular purpose.
  5. The state of being prepared or in readiness; as a nation in good preparation for attack or defense. (Noah Webster)

Ready
READY, a. red'y. [Eng. to rid; redo, ready; rida, to ride; bereda, to prepare. Gr. easy.  The primary sense is to go, move, or advance forward, and it seems to be clear that ready, ride, read, riddle, are all of one family, and probably from the root of L. gradior. See Read and Red.] 

  1. Quick; prompt; not hesitating; as ready wit; a ready consent.
  2. Quick to receive or comprehend; not slow or dull; as a ready apprehension.
  3. Quick in action or execution; dexterous; as an artist ready in his business; a ready writer. Psa 45.
  4. Prompt; not delayed present in hand. He makes ready payment; he pays ready money for every thing he buys.
  5. Prepared; fitted; furnished with what is necessary, or disposed in a manner suited to the purpose; as a ship ready for sea.  My oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Mat 22.
  6. Willing; free; cheerful to do or suffer; not backward or reluctant; as a prince always ready to grant the reasonable requests of his subjects.  The spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14.  I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 21.
  7. Willing; disposed. Men are generally ready to impute blame to others. They are more ready to give than to take reproof.
  8. Being at the point; near; not distant; about to do or suffer.  A Syrian ready to perish was my father. Deu 26. Job 29. Psa 88.
  9. Being nearest or at hand. A sapling pine he wrench'd from out the ground, the readiest weapon that his fury found.
  10. Easy; facile; opportune; short; near, or most convenient; the Greek sense.  Sometimes the readiest way which a wise man has to conquer, is to flee.  Through the wild desert, not the readiest way.  The ready way to be thought mad, is to contend you are not so.

    Readiness and Preparation are no small things.  Yet it is seldom that I deeply ponder my readiness to serve in the Gospel each day in the manner exhorted in the Armor of God.  If I were preparing to head into the war zone of Iraq, I am sure that my mind would be full of the many things that need to be done to ensure a state of readiness that exceeds the level of threat.  Yet the threat I face today is unseen.  What is my part in the preparation and readiness to meet the challenges of this day.  To rise early and prepare to secure good and prevent evil.

    Dear Heavenly Father it seems that the challenges of the day far exceed my abilities for preparedness.  I cannot see the invisible threats and circumstances that may come my way nor the eternal appointments and opportunities. Let my heart rest in you.


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