Bible Study:Christian Women & Pastors Wives, I am "Meet for The Master's Use, Part 1
2 Timothy 2:21 "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work."
To my understanding, there are two meanings for the word, "meet." One is in very common use today. I.E.:"Let's meet up for lunch sometime." "I'll meet you at church, Sunday." Most everyone understands that usage of the word.
The other meaning is a word no one in my posse uses unless they are reading from the KJV Bible. Here, "meet" means "easily used, that is, useful: profitable, meet for use." (Strong's Concordance.)
I personally see/feel the sense of excellence in this meaning, even though Strong's didn't include it specifically.
Humor me and let's agree for the moment if someone is "meet for The Master's Use" then they are not only easily used, and useful, but also profitable because of their attention to excellence.
Okay, I 'fess up! I want to use a wonderful and true story I read last night in a book copyrighted in 1915, Illustrative Incidents for Speakers compiled by Will. H. Brown. I have also been meditating on 2 Timothy 2:21 and other verses with that usage of the word, meet.
From page 57: "NOT A FLAW WAS FOUND. Washington’s work as surveyor in the Virginia wilderness for Lord Fairfax, in 1751, was checked up in 1913 by Government surveyors, preparatory to the purchase of lands in that territory for the Appalachian forest reserve. They found the lines perfect, and thus, after the lapse of more than a century and a half, it is shown that Washington, with the most primitive equipment, left landmarks and boundaries which the most expert modern surveyors have found absolutely correct. Truly he was a man who believed in doing his best.
Whatever your occupation, resolve to do your work so well that coming generations may know you did your best; that your boundary-lines of conduct were absolutely true, and that the landmarks of your successes measured square with every principle of honor."
What if everything we did, we do in such a way to be "meet for The Master's use?
Be blessed in The Name above every name, Jesus! I know I am!
Linda L Culbreth
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