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.

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