January 11, 2012
Make the Most
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-ag-or-ad’-zo)
Short Definition: I ransom, redeem
Definition: I buy out, buy away from, ransom; mid: I purchase out, buy, redeem, choose.
1805 eksagoráz? (from 1537 /ek, “completely out from” which intensifies 59 /agoráz?, “buy-up at the marketplace”) – properly, take full advantage of, seizing a buying-opportunity, i.e. making the most of the present opportunity (recognizing its future gain).
In our Monday Meditation scripture we had the following verse:
5) Be wise in the way you act toward those who are outside [the Christian faith]. Make the most of your opportunities. 6) Everything you say should be kind and well thought out so that you know how to answer everyone.
2 thoughts on “Wednesday Word Study – Make the Most”
Nancy, this is so good and I can testify that it works! Others have done this for me…at Wal-Mart: a momentary locking of eyes and a friendly smile…an offer to help pick up something I dropped… These kindnesses take some of the load off the person receiving as well as for the one giving them. There have been times when I felt badly about myself in general. God made a way to put someone across my path to give me a heartfelt compliment. The power in a compliment that you know is heartfelt (not flattery, which is lying) was enough to knock me right out of the depression trying to overtake me. Just think what that power can lead to…a chance to minister salvation, healing or anything the Lord leads you to share with that person!!
Thanks Linda for your comment! Yes I think that we have all benefitted from these seemingly small acts of kindness. And they are so easy to do if we will look outside ourselves for just a moment to see, really see others. Then the joy we feel will give us the strength and energy to do even more. It will add a lilt in our step and enhance our day even more. Thank you so much for sharing. We appreciate it!