I never gave the "cotton-pickin'" part of those kinds of statements a thought. Until today. Many decades later.
Raised by a Nazi-mentalitied, "Most-Worshipful Grand Master" of the Masons' father, I now understand, 'cause I now gave it some thought - thanks to a movie I am in the middle of.
...Ugh. It's like a knife in my heart...
So much of life is like that. We don't stop often enough to give thought to important things all around us. And words are important.
Last night at Victorious Overcomers, at my Step, I was asked about the meaning of a particular Scripture referenced in the Step. The teacher in me got so excited! As an expository teacher (line by line, word by word), every word in a sentence is important and when you pull a verse apart that way, oh, what revelation you get.
I wonder how many of us really stop and purposefully go over and over and over one verse of Scripture to gain an understanding of the full meaning of the words?
For the most part, as we read (and as you read this post), we just read to read, not necessarily study. Some people are skimmers, some are speed-readers and that's OK. But, if we really want to grasp what the words are speaking to us, we must carefully and deliberately ponder the wording when something hits us. That's what God calls "meditating" on The Word.
Because of Him and Unto Him,