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In America as in much of the modern world words are completely subjective in there meaning, such as: “It depends on what the meaning of the word is, is.” One of our presidents made this statement in earnest. Our lawyers (a word similar to liars) write and speak in “legalese” for the specific reason of exclusivity–only they know what their words mean, and that is not by accident.

Maybe it is just me, but if you are like me, you see the importance of the small things. It is like that old saying “little things make up the big things.” The Lord did not say He was the Words, he is referred to as “The Word” for as He is the entirety of the Bible he is each and every word that makes up the Bible. Therefore, for one to have respect for “The Word” one must have respect for each word within the Bible.

In the Book of Luke chapter 19 verse 44 King Y’shua Messiah was explaining to all that were listening why a great calamity was about to overtake them and it was, “because you did not recognize the time of your visitation. ” (NASB italics added) The Greek word used here for visitation is “episkope” which actually translates to, investigation or inspection, not visitation. This was not a come to tea visit, it was a come to see how God’s people were progressing visit, an investigation into just how God’s people were applying His way of life into the world then. And for what befell them they must have failed the exam!

Did God need to find out how His people were doing or was this “inspection” to show His people that He is a concerned Heavenly Father? Obviously, an omnipotent God need not check up on His kids to update His knowledge. However, we desperately need to know that our Heavenly Father cares. Unfortunately, without the proper word we may miss the point entirely. There are so many other examples in the Bible of the absolute need for us to read the Greek and Hebrew words as they were meant to be read and understood so we can understand our Heavenly Father.

Words matter and our English language does not translate well into Greek or Hebrew, therefore it is necessary to use a concordance or the interlinear tool on Crosswalk.com if you truly desire to know who God is and what He desires.

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