Meditating on Truth

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It’s been a little while since we have dug into the Greek together. 

 

Let’s do another truth meditation today. I’ll give you the Greek meanings of the words, and you write what He speaks to you as you listen. 

 

You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.” James 5:8.

 

Be patient” – Greek verb makrothymeo – “to persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles”. Written in the imperative mood expressing a command to the hearer. In the aorist tense – without regard for past, present or future time

 

you” – Greek pronoun hymeis – “you

 

also” – Greek conjunction kai – “also, indeed

 

strengthen” – Greek verb sterizo – “to render constant”. From a presumed derivative of a root word meaning “to stand still”. Written in the imperative mood expressing a command to the hearer. In the aorist tense – without regard for past, present or future time

 

your” – Greek pronoun hymon – “your

 

hearts” – Greek noun kardia – “the heart, as the center of the spiritual life; the soul or mind as the seat of the passion, desires, appetites, affections, purposes and endeavors

 

for” – Greek conjuction hoti – “because, since

 

coming” – Greek noun parousia – “presence, arrival

 

Lord” – Greek noun kyrios – “he to whom a person belongs, about which he has the power of deciding; master

 

is near” – Greek verb eggizo – “to draw near, to approach”; written in perfect tense as an action which has been completed in the past, once and for all.

 

Now take a moment to jot down your meditation on the verse……

 

Got it? 

 

Okay….Here’s mine:

 

Kandy, hang in there when you are in the middle of troubles. The patient perseverance isn’t just for a moment, but something that continues throughout your lifetime.

 

Yes, the second coming of the Lord will come. But just think, His Presence is already within youin your mouth and in your heart. You don’t have to be anxious for anything, because the Lord is already near

 

Since He is the One making my decisions, my heart can rest – stand still as it were. Everytime that I get a glimpse of Him, I know that I look a little more like Him . Just looking at His face transforms mine. Knowing that strengthens my heart…that’s for sure. Selah.

 

I love you, dear one. Thanks for digging into the Word with me.

 

What did the Father say to you? Will you share your truth meditation with me?

 

 

(Photo courtesy of Tom Clark)