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Consider What I Say. . .
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. II Timothy 2:7 (KJV)



December 1, 2013

Welcome!

What's the purpose of this website?
Well, it's not for the reader to necessarily agree or to disagree with the topic(s) being presented here (as well as elsewhere), but to get the reader accustomed to considering "all things" according to the knowledge and understanding of the Lord before they come to their own conclusions.

Let's take a closer look at what Paul is conveying to Timothy (as well as to all Christians), based upon this scripture reference.

What does it mean: "Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things."

First, let's take a closer look at the word "consider".

In the English dictionary we find the following reference:
consider |kənˈsidər|
verb [ with obj. ]
think carefully about (something),
typically before making a decision:


And, when we look up the word "consider" in the Strong's Concordance Greek Lexicon we find the following reference:
Greek Lexicon Results:
Strong's G3539 - noeō
  1. to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding
  2. to think upon, heed, ponder, consider

Next, let's take a closer look at the following words, "and the Lord give thee understanding in all things."

Notice the word: "and". The word "and" is used to connect the first part of the sentence: "Consider what I say" with the second part of the sentence: "the Lord give thee understanding in all things". So, in order for the Lord give thee understanding in all things, it can only happen after you consider what is being said.

Now notice the word: "give".

In the English dictionary we find the following reference:
give |give|
verb [ with two objs. ]
freely transfer the possession of (something), to (someone); to hand over.


And, when we look up the word "give" in the Strong's Concordance Greek Lexicon we find the following reference:
Greek Lexicon Results:
Strong's G1325 - didōmi
  1. to give
  2. to give something to someone
    1. of one's own accord to give one something, to his advantage
      1. to bestow a gift
    2. to grant, give to one asking, let have
    3. to supply, furnish, necessary things

The third word we need to look at is the word: "understanding". In the English dictionary we find the following reference:
understand |əndərˈstand|
verb (past and past participle understood)
perceive the intended meaning of (words, a language, or speaker)

understanding |əndərˈstanding|
noun
the ability to understand something; comprehension


And, when we look up the word "understanding" in the Strong's Concordance Greek Lexicon we find the following reference:
Greek Lexicon Results:
Strong's G4907 - synesis
  1. a running together, a flowing together with
  2. knowledge
    1. understanding
    2. the understanding, i.e the mind so far forth as it understands

So, let's take a deeper look at what Paul is telling Timothy based upon this scripture reference:
"Timothy, think upon, heed, ponder, consider, what I am about to tell you, and the Lord will give you proper understanding in all things based upon His knowledge and His understanding."


So, how will the Lord "give you proper understanding in all things based upon His knowledge and His understanding?"

Paul tells us how in II Timothy 2:15.
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of God."


Based upon Strong's Concordance Greek Lexicon word search, here is how II Timothy 2:15 would read;
"Exert one's self, endeavour, give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling aright, to teach the truth directly and correctly the word of God."


In order for the Lord to give you the correct understanding on any topic you are considering, you need to have a solid understanding of the scriptures.

Until next time, consider this.
Brother Ken.


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