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Romans 12:16

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    Susanne
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    Wonderful lesson on Mind here.

    In Romans 12: 16, it says “Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.”

    The “condescend to men of low estate” part, in French, interestingly reads “let yourself be drawn to that which is humble.”

    It appears that the meaning of “condescend” has evolved over time so I found this definition from the Webster’s 1828 dictionary to be helpful, and they even quote the same verse in Romans:

    “CONDESCEND

    1. To descend from the privileges of superior rank or dignity, to do some act to an inferior, which strict justice or the ordinary rules of civility do not require. Hence, to submit or yield, as to an inferior, implying an occasional relinquishment of distinction.

    Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Romans 12:16.”

    I love this definition, it reminds me of Peter’s words, “Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.”

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