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Definitions for James 1:21

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Announcements Forums Life – July 16th, 2017 Definitions for James 1:21

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    4. James 1
    21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

    These are from the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary:

    Filthiness
    3. Corruption; pollution; defilement by sin; impurity.

    Superfluity
    1. Superabundance; a greater quantity than is wanted; as a superfluity of water or provisions.
    2. Something that is beyond what is wanted; something rendered unnecessary by its abundance.

    Naughtiness
    1. Badness; wickedness; evil principle or purpose.

    The definition of meekness from “Meekness and Restoration” by Florence Roberts has stayed with me since first hearing of it:
    “It is no wonder that the original meaning of the [meekness] is ‘liquid.’ Thus the ability of all liquids to conform naturally and perfectly to the form they are poured into.

    Engraft (This definition is from the British Dictionary.)
    2. to incorporate in a firm or permanent way;

    With these definitions, that verse from James becomes:
    Wherefore lay apart all defilement by sin and any abundance of wickedness, and allow yourself to conform naturally and perfectly to the Word of God, and incorporate it in a permanent way.

    I am very grateful for how each week brings increased understanding of the Bible and Science and Health, and makes it all practical and meaningful to our lives. Thank you!

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