When you hear the word cunning, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, it was someone who is crafty, or slick; someone who is not to be trusted. So, as I pondered this, I begin to wonder why God would summon someone of this caliber and this caused me to do a study on it. I would like to share with you the results of that study.
Let’s start by looking at the meaning of the word cunning. I like to use the Noah Webster 1828 dictionary since the meanings there are more accurate in reference to biblical studies.
CUNNING, a. [G. See Can.]
1st Knowing; skillful; experienced; well-instructed. It is applied to all kinds of knowledge, but generally and appropriately, to the skill and dexterity of artificers, or the knowledge acquired by experience.
2nd Esau was a cunning hunter. Genesis 23.
I will take away the cunning artificer. Isaiah 3.
A cunning workman. Exodus 38.
1st Wrought with skill; curious; ingenious. With cherubs of cunning work...
Ladies, Ladies, Ladies, Anointed vessels of the Most High God, we need to talk.
In all of your elegance of speech and excellence in grooming some of you have erred in that you have brought a bit of worldly thoughts into the church. Let me explain.
For over 100 years in this country, women have been fighting for our rights. The right to be recognized as a valuable part of society and deserving of equal access to jobs, equal pay for our jobs and for the right to bare children without losing our jobs. We had to fight for the right to vote, and to have representation for that vote. We have fought on the street, in the court room, on the campus and even in our own homes.
While we have not completely won the war yet, we have been victorious in many battles. These have all been very worthy battles and have been won at great expense. We have a lot to be thankful for, we have gained good ground.
Now with all that being said, some of us have brought the...
Have you ever looked at a happy couple and saw the glowing smile on the woman's face that declared how proud she was to be standing there with the man she loves? It is as if you can actually see the inside of her heart pumping love and saying "this is my man and I am his woman".
That image invokes different reactions in those who observe. For the person also in love, they smile to themselves knowing the feeling and happiness that is felt. However, those who have never been in love experience a feeling of longing to feel what the woman is feeling. Those who have been in love and lost the one they loved either in death or to someone else are sadden by the image because it reminds them of what they had and is no more.
As women, we have been created for relationship. If we are not in a relationship then we are seeking one because it is part of our nature. That is the part of us most like God. He created man to have someone to be in a relationship...