Papyrus 46 includes this outline and these documents
Folio Contents Location
1-7 Romans 1:1-5:17 Missing
8 Rom 5:17-6:14
9-10 Rom 6:14-8:15 Missing
11-15 Rom 8:15-11:35
16-17 Rom 11:35-14:8
18 (fragment) Rom 14:9-15:11
19-28 Rom 15:11-Hebrews 8:8 .
29 Heb 8:9-9:10
30 Heb 9:10-26
31-39 Heb 9:26-1 Corinthians 2:3
40 1 Cor 2:3-3:5
41-69 1 Cor 3:6-2 Corinthians 9:7
70-85 2 Cor 9:7-end, Ephesians, Galatians 1:1-6:10
86-94 Gal 6:10-end, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:3
95-96 1 Thess 2:3-5:5 Missing
97 (fragment) 1 Thess 5:5, 23-28
98-104 Thought to be 1 Thess 5:28-2 Thessalonians, and possibly Philemon; 1- 2 Timothy, and Titus were probably not included (see below) Missing
What makes this a Second Century fantastic set of Scripture - versus - , the gasp, First Century documents? The debate is over Nomina Sacra - special abbreviations which appear in New Testament texts. There is Nomina Sacra in these documents. And yet... wonder... Nomina Sacra DOES OCCUR in the coveted 1st century papyrus. So. Think on that.
This is a set of complete, full documentation. Even before the four centuries of Roman persecution. Some Biblical Scholars argue this set is indeed 1st Century Scripture...
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Message 37-39
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah got to skip the waiting. Isaiah did do some suffering. King Hezekiah was his third king and only Hezekiah began to listen to Isaiah's Words of God.
We see Isaiah immediately began to see he was unworthy, after he was sent, as he asked to be.
Christians tend to take one sin and roll it up up up and become uptight. We rarely see people walking around missing an arm or an eye from a self inflicted wound. Which speaks volumes to the need of a Savior to cleanse us from our sins.
Remember with me about Jesus riding a donkey. We reply, yes, this is a form of meekness. Jesus went to survey the Temple and knew what He would put down for us to be with Him unto eternity.
Jesus saw David ride into Jerusalem on his old donkey to become King of Israel. The nation God calls His. David had committed murder, murder for hire and had always done his best to protect Israel and His promises.
I think the Scriptures tell us of Jesus and what HE sees in people.
- Jesus was indignant the leper said if only you wanted to heal me. And Jesus - healed.
- Jesus was so comfortable with His creation - He both broke the fish and bread of us and He sat to explain His thoughts.
- Jesus saw the need in Zacchaeus and overlooked his sin to say, "I'm coming to your house today!"
2 Samuel 24:14
"I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands."
David rode a donkey - why - when David was becoming King of God's People? I think to remember the days were David was sitting watching over His flock and thinking of Psalms. David was probably remembering before all the trouble - who David was with God - the foundations of their relationship, Child to Father.
A song of ascents. Of David.
1 My heart is not proud, Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.
3 Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore.
Can you see this - David was remembering God guiding Him to truth in days where foundation was built on the Rock of Jesus. David was not letting his days of mayhem turn his salt flavorless. We wonder with our modern lives why David would dance naked into Jerusalem. Probably... for the days David was in his garden of Eden - the days David learned to shepherd. David was saying to God - you see me as I am - you love me as I am.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thank You, Father God we are seen by You as we are and Loved. In Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †