Building Blocks

Well, just an update here!

I continue to be amazed at the beauty and efficiency of Mandarin Chinese–Characters in the Bible continue to come alive with meaning. Recently in Genesis was the bittersweet story of Hagar. Here are several words that stood out (as best as I could decipher them):
* Maidservent = woman + to cause to happen (woman efficient in work)
* Bottle = skin + pouch (container used in the Middle East)
* Wilderness = spacious + countryside/wild (more than just countryside)
* Well = opening + water + well

And in Matthew 5:16:
* Good works (translated “behavior”) = good + conduct + attribute (To conduct oneself uprightly until it becomes an attribute)
* Heavenly Father = heaven + up + -ly + father

Thank you Dad and Mom for training on how to look for and apply principles rather than settling for surface knowledge forgotten after a test.

One Comment

  1. Joshua June 10, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    Excellent summary Donald!

    “Thank you Dad and Mom for training on how to look for and apply principles rather than settling for surface knowledge forgotten after a test.”

    I was just discussing the other day with a father about how important it is that we understand relationships vs. facts. The Wisdom Booklets provide a wonderful avenue for this by relating a vast array of subjects to a central theme, God’s Word. With such an approach, education truly becomes effective!

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