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We often use them thinking we understand them.
For whatever reason - the longer, the more complicated the word the more we treat it with awe

We'd be better off to K.I.S.S. - Keep It Stated Simply....
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  • Believe = Agreement with / Convinced of
  • Destiny = The end of the path we are walking
  • Elect = God's chosen vessel
    The person, nation / tool, the means God selects
    to carry out His will
  • Faith = Confident In
    Fear is faith in the wrong thing, which is why faith and
    fear cannot coexist.   You can only have faith
    in one thing at a time.
  • Fervent = Emotionally focused
  • Foreknowledge = God's declared outcome
  • Gentleness = Acting harmlessly
  • Glorified = Exalted honor
  • Grace = Undeserved. unearned favor
    God revealing Himself to us
  • Holy = Set apart and Pure / Fit for God's use
  • Hope = Expected outcome
    What I believe about tomorrow that determines
    my actions today...
  • Humility = Controlled power
    Not thinking less of yourself but thinking about yourself
    less and God more
  • Joy = Bringing God pleasure
  • Justice = Receiving what is due
  • Justified = Debt paid in full / Nothing more owed
  • Kindness = Merciful graciousness
  • Long Suffering = Persistent performance
    Standing firm, finishing the race unmoved
  • Love = Mercy + Grace
    Sacrificing Self / Selfless actions
    Seeking the best for another at my own expense.   
  • Lust = Me First / Desire / Selfish actions
    Seeking my own interests at the expense of others.
  • Meekness = Submitting to higher authority
  • Mercy = Pardon granted / Justice deferred
  • Obedience = Opportunity taken
  • Patience = Unwavering consistency
  • Peace = Fearless contentment
  • Perfect = Complete / Whole / Nothing missing
  • Perseverance = Never giving up
  • Persistence = Enduring to the end
  • Piety = Reverent submission
  • Praise = Gratefully extolling God's deeds / character
                to others
  • Predestination = Outcome of God’s established plan
  • Prayer = Directed conversation / Partnering with God
  • Priority = The thing that I talk/think about most
  • Promise = Guaranteed result / Prophecy
  • Prophecy = History future / Promise given
  • Rest = Giving God control
  • Righteous = Without blame / Been Accepted
  • Sanctified = Separated for / Dedicated to a purpose
  • Self Control = Measured response
  • Selfishness = Personal pride / Me first
  • Sin = Missed Mark / Falling short / Unattained Potential
  • Success = Assignment completed
  • Temperance = Deferring gratification
  • Treasure = What I won't surrender or give up
  • Trust = Dependence upon / Committed to
    Belief based action
  • Truth = Always so / Something unchangeable
  • Wish = Desired Outcome
    (vs Hope = Expected Outcome)
  • Word of God =
    Logos - the whole of God's Words
    Rema - the sayings of God
  • Worship = Extolling / Recounting God's character
    & deeds to God Himself
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