Something that has been rattling around in this deranged cranium of late has been the emphesis on certain words and their meaning.
Some have become 'fixed' as I alluded to in another thread. Some you are almost shocked to see resurrected again, like one that Lars brought up; "veracity". Others have had their meaning so distorted that to hear them can make one cringe, "annointing" comes to mind. Some are odd to certain hearers like one I thought was a mistake the first time I heard it here from Greg;
"declension" (glad I looked that one up before I opened my big mouth ;-) )
Considering the vast amount of wisdom that comes through this site from it's members and others, thought maybe this would be a educational place to help us uneducated types in the study of words.
No real guidelines, just a free form expression of 'words', meanings, derivatives, history, Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic...whatever.
To begin I will offer up this minor revelation that was presented to me this morning. In a particular 'study' in my apartment, there is a stack of books, one of which happened to be Andrew Murray's "Blessing's of Obedience". Though at the time I was reading a small publication by Art Katz on "Apostolic Conversion" and was chewing on Paul's statement of "[b]Lord[/b], what would [b]You[/b] have for me to do" I glanced up and the only part of the aforementioned book that was showing out of the stack was the word "[b]OBEDIENCE[/b]" What arrested my attention was that embedded in the middle of that word is the word "[b]DIE[/b]" It had a particular impact in that I felt led last night to read John 12 and was wondering why Jesus responded to the inquiry of the Greeks who had asked "Sir, we wish to see Jesus"
" Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and [b]dies[/b], it abides alone; but if it [b]dies[/b], it brings forth much fruit.
Joh 12:25 He who loves his life shall lose it. And he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
Joh 12:26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there also My servant shall be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.