Before, at the beginning: πρῶτον – proton

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

(James 3:17) KJV

The first elemental particle is a proton, Hydrogen. The passage above includes a fascinating phrase: the wisdom that is from above is first pure. It includes the Greek word proton.

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January 28th

Make all Things According to the Pattern

For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

( Hebrews 8:3-5 ) KJV

This post is part of the WHY? daily devotional for January.

Hydrogen atoms, H+, are necessary for nucleosynthesis, but also for life. If we said that all metabolism is based on a process that produces a supply of H+ it would not be an exaggeration.

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