Being Sick

April 24, 2008

I’ve been sick over the past week. It just came over me suddenly. So…I’m a little behind in my reading.

Here is what I have written over the past couple of days:

Their inheritance came from part of what had been given to Judah because Judah’s territory was too large for them. So the tribe of Simeon received an inheritance within the territory of Judah.
Joshua 19:9

O LORD, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day.
Psalm 88:13

People who despise advise will find themselves in trouble; those who respect it will succeed.
Proverbs 13:13

Everyone of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it.
Joshua 21:42

But be very careful to obey all the commands and the law that Moses gave to you. Love the LORD your God, walk in all his ways, obey his commands, be faithful to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.
Joshua 22:5

Wise people think before they act; fools don’t and even brag about it.
Proverbs 13:16

Hmm….fools don’t and even brag about it. I’ve been guilty of this before. I’ve acted without thinking…especially in my younger days. I think as we get older we do think before we act because of our experiences which remind us that we didn’t think. What a great gift God has given us — the ability to think.

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think// [thingk] Pronunciation Key verb, thought, think·ing, adjective, noun

–verb (used without object)

1. to have a conscious mind, to some extent of reasoning, remembering experiences, making rational decisions, etc.
2. to employ one’s mind rationally and objectively in evaluating or dealing with a given situation: Think carefully before you begin.
3. to have a certain thing as the subject of one’s thoughts: I was thinking about you. We could think of nothing else.
4. to call something to one’s conscious mind: I couldn’t think of his phone number.
5. to consider something as a possible action, choice, etc.: She thought about cutting her hair.
6. to invent or conceive of something: We thought of a new plan.
7. to have consideration or regard for someone: Think of others first.
8. to esteem a person or thing as indicated: to think badly of someone.
9. to have a belief or opinion as indicated: I think so.
10. (of a device or machine, esp. a computer) to use artificial intelligence to perform an activity analogous to human thought.

–verb (used with object)

11. to have or form in the mind as an idea, conception, etc.
12. to consider for evaluation or for possible action upon: Think the deal over.
13. to regard as specified: He thought me unkind.
14. to believe to be true of someone or something: to think evil of the neighbors.
15. to analyze or evolve rationally: to think the problem out.
16. to have as a plan or intention: I thought that I would go.
17. to anticipate or expect: I did not think to find you here.

–adjective

18. of or pertaining to thinking or thought.
19. Informal. stimulating or challenging to the intellect or mind: the think book of the year. Compare think piece.

–noun

20. Informal. the act or a period of thinking: I want to sit down and give it a good think.

21. think of,

a. to conceive of; imagine.
b. to have an opinion or judgment of.
c. to consider; anticipate: When one thinks of what the future may bring, one is both worried and hopeful.
22. think out or through,

a. to think about until a conclusion is reached; understand or solve by thinking.
b. to devise by thinking; contrive: He thought out a plan for saving time.
23. think up, to devise or contrive by thinking: Can you think up an arrangement of furniture for this room?

24. think better of, to change one’s mind about; reconsider: She considered emigrating to Australia, but thought better of it.
25. think fit, to consider advisable or appropriate: By all means, take a vacation if you think fit.
26. think nothing of. nothing (def. 19).
27. think twice, to weigh carefully before acting; consider: I would think twice before taking on such a responsibility.

[Origin: bef. 900; ME thinken, var. of thenken, OE thencan; c. D, G denken, ON thekkja, Goth thagkjan; akin to thank]

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Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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