(com)pati-, pt.490

‘ “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. ‘

MATTHEW 5:7 

 

Welcome back to the Pati Path! I know it’s been awhile, so if you need a thorough recap, check out parts 1 and 2! Otherwise, here’s a quick summary:

  • pati is a Latin word that means to suffer
  • the word “compassion” comes from the roots “com” and “pati”, and literally means to suffer with
  • the word “patience” also has the root “pati”, and can translate to suffering without getting angry and upset
  • through the Holy Spirit, we have the power to display true compassion and patience, to bear good fruit

With all this mind, let’s look at these words in action in Matthew 18:

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(com)pati-, pt.2

WAIT! If you haven’t read pt.1 yet, please go back and do that! You’re gonna need the full picture for this series.

A couple weeks ago, the mantle fell on me to continue a study on Galatians 5:22-23. It’s always been a fun passage to read, especially once I realized that “fruit” is singular for a reason–this is a package deal. I ended up picking patience, but I quickly realized that the word itself is a package within a package.

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(com)pati-, pt.1

After a long, long, long hiatus, BIBLE BREAKDOWNS ARE BACK!

These were actually my main motivation for starting a blog (posting pictures full of text on Snapchat got slightly confusing), but even with all the Bible studies I’ve put together recently, I never sat down to share them with y’all. That’s really what these Breakdowns are; me studying the Bible. I started off thinking I could fit it all in one post, but it’s turned into at least a three-parter. I’d recommend packing some snacks for the road, because this is about to be a super nerdy, etymology-heavy journey from yours truly.

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got fruit?

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Matthew 7:15-20 NKJV

 

Are you bearing good fruit? If not, you probably need to be pruned.

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