Home

Convinced

January 27, 2008

The leaders were soon convinced that the LORD had sent Moses and Aaron. And when they realized that the LORD had seen their misery and was deeply concerned for them, they all bowed their heads and worshiped.
Exodus 4:31

This passage touched me this morning. I realize that I could not be a child of God until I was convinced that Jesus was born, lived on this earth, died on a cross and is resurrected from the dead and living. We all have to be convinced before we can be His child.  That word just keeps popping out to me.

American Heritage DictionaryCite This SourceShare This con·vince       (kən-vĭns’)  Pronunciation Key
tr.v.   con·vinced, con·vinc·ing, con·vinc·es

  1. To bring by the use of argument or evidence to firm belief or a course of action. See Synonyms at persuade.
  2. Obsolete To prove to be wrong or guilty.
  3. Obsolete To conquer; overpower.

[Latin convincere, to prove wrong : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + vincere, to conquer; see weik-3 in Indo-European roots.]

When you look at the word in the Strong’s Concordance that same word means – believe!  🙂

Lexicon Results for ‘aman (Strong’s H539)
Hebrew for H539
אמן

Transliteration

‘aman

Pronunciation

ä·man’ (Key)

Part of Speech

verb

Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

TWOT Reference

116

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to support, confirm, be faithful

a) (Qal)

1) to support, confirm, be faithful, uphold, nourish

a) foster-father (subst.)

b) foster-mother, nurse

c) pillars, supporters of the door

b) (Niphal)

1) to be established, be faithful, be carried, make firm

a) to be carried by a nurse

b) made firm, sure, lasting

c) confirmed, established, sure

d) verified, confirmed

e) reliable, faithful, trusty

c) (Hiphil)

1) to stand firm, to trust, to be certain, to believe in

a) stand firm

b) trust, believe

Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 108

Some stuff to chew on today.

Celebrate His Mighty Acts

January 25, 2008

We praise you, LORD, for all your glorious power. With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts.
Psalm 21:13

Fulfill Your Plans

January 24, 2008

May he grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.
Psalm 20:4

Scale Any Wall

January 21, 2008

In your strength I can crush an army, with my God I can scale any wall.
Psalm 18:29

Decreed By God

January 20, 2008

As for having the dream twice, it means that the matter has been decreed by God and that He will make those events happen soon.
Genesis 41:32

Every Idle Word Spoken

January 18, 2008

And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day of every idle word you speak. The words you say now reflect your fate then; either you will be justified by them or you will be condemned.
Matthew 12:36-37

Common Sense & Discernment

January 17, 2008

My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them, for they will refresh your soul. They are like jewels on a necklace.
Proverbs 3:21-22