Bishops College Word for Today 10/12/15
Thank God for another Monday. I pray that today you will be prosperous. To aid in your prosperity, we are going to learn five new vocabulary words. Our wordhoard (vocabulary) for today is: perspicacious, perspicuous, palpable, phronesis, and pertinacious.
Perspicacious [pur-spi-key-shuh s] is an adjective, and it means having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning 2. having keen vision.
Perspicuous [per-spik-yoo-uh s] is an adjective, and means clearly expressed or presented; lucid.
Palpable [pal-puh-buh l] is an adjective, and it means readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident.
Phronesis [froh-nee-sis] is a noun, and it means wisdom in determining ends and the means of attaining them.
Pertinacious [pur-tn-ey-shuh s] is an adjective, and it means 1. holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute 2. stubborn or obstinate 3. extremely or objectionably persistent.
Let’s look at our wordhoard in the context of the following Scripture passage.
Daniel 1:17 – As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. 20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. 21:And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
This passage chronicles Daniel and three other Hebrew boys in Babylonian captivity. They came to Babylon as captives, but the king was going to give them positions of authority because of their phronesis (wisdom know to what to do). Their phronesis was palpable (easily seen) by the king and other men. God had anointed the boys to be perspicacious, (to have keen insight), but the other men of Babylon were jealous of them. However, the king was going to be pertinacious (stubborn) about promoting them. The king was going to make his confidence in the four Hebrew boys perspicuous (clearly seen) by setting them above all others.
My friend, you are going to be prosperous, because it is palpable and perspicuous to the king that you have the phronesis that he needs. Prophetically, I say that your phronesis and grace to be perspicacious have been palpable and perspicuous to the king, and the king is going to be pertinacious about your prosperous promotion.
Dr. Himie Pickett
The Bishops College