By Bro. Bubba | August 18, 2014 at 10:47 PM EDT | No Comments
Is an “oxymoron” someone who is dumb as an ox? No an oxymoron is a figure of speech that juxtaposes elements that appear to be contradictory. Oxymora appear in a variety of contexts, including inadvertent errors (such as "ground pilot"). Being the food critic (not really, I’m only critical if the portions aren’t big enough) that I am, I’ve always thought that “jumbo shrimp” should be an oxymoron! This past Friday Marsha and I were shopping in Bealls. I noticed (in the ladies section) a tag on a shirt that had P/XL on it. I had to ask and was told that it stood for Petite/Extra Large! Seriously!?! Shouldn’t they just put ST on it for “stumpy”?? What does this have to do with a spiritual blog you ask? Glad you asked. As I think about the encounter between David and Goliath, I can’t help but think about it being a spiritual oxymoron. I see it as a “jumbo shrimp” battle. You see, Saul and his army saw Goliath as jumbo but David (in the power and might of the Lord) saw him as a shrimp! Remember when obstacles stand in our way, and they will, we need to see them as God sees them. Trust Him, because the battle belongs to the Lord. Those obstacles that appear jumbo will become shrimp. They will go from obstacles to opportunity.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”
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1. mary | August 11, 2014 at 06:11 PM EDT
Bro Freddy, that was good...I will be checking this out for more good stuff..thanks be blessed!
2. Sabrina | August 13, 2014 at 09:42 AM EDT
Love it!!! keep it up!!! P/XL- probally should have been just stumpy!! too funny