Was thinking this week about all the “liberalism” that has taken hold of society as a whole and the imposition of its liberal ideas in the public arena. The things being taught in the public schools as requirements in the name of “inclusion” while once held requirements in the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic (the 3-R’s?) have been lowered to the point that one can graduate from any Oregon High without once-required passing scores and the ability to read and write. That would really be an “X” generation! In all states, many have been shuffled out the door on “curved grading systems” with some not even knowing how to read and write. As long as they are all squared away on Sexuality, Transgenderism and CRT – “Head’em up, move’em out!” Forget herd immunity, it can’t be reached. There are now the three I’s in education: injected, instructed and included. More correct than the three R’s!
Can “liberal” or any variations of the word be found in the Bible? Yep! Here’s a list:
liberal – Prov. 11:5 (H1293), Is. 32:5,8 (H5081), 2Cor. 9:13 (G572)
liberality – Prov. 11:25 (1293), 2Co. :8:2 (G572)
Liberally – Deu. 15:14 (H6059), James 1:5 (G574)
The following are the definitions from Strong’s
*H5081 – נדיב – nâdı̂yb – naw-deeb’ – From H5068; properly voluntary, that is, generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant). KJV Usage: free, liberal (things), noble, prince, willing ([hearted]).
> H5068 – נדב – nâdab –naw-dab’ – A primitive root; to impel; hence to volunteer (as a soldier), to present spontaneously. KJV Usage: offer freely, be (give, make, offer self) willing (-ly).
*H1293 – בּרכה – be râkâh – ber-aw-kaw’ – From H1288; benediction; by implication prosperity. KJV Usage: blessing, liberal, pool, present.
> H1288 – בּרך – bârak – baw-rak’ – A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason). KJV Usage: X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.
*H6059 – ענק – ‛ânaq – aw-nak’ – A primitive root; properly to choke; used only as denominative from H6060, to collar, that is, adorn with a necklace; figuratively to fit out with supplies. KJV Usage: compass about as a chain, furnish, liberally.
*G572 – ἁπλότης – singleness, i.e. (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self-seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal) Derivation: from G573; KJV Usage: bountifulness, liberal(-ity), simplicity, singleness.
As one can see, the term liberal pretty much means generousity and/or charitable. Of course if the heart is not truly behind it or there is a sinister plan behind it all, that’s a horse of any number of colors. Such is the case in Isaiah 32:5,8 which is part of Isaiah chapters 24 thru 35 which is as overview of the end times.
“The vile person (H5036) shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl (H3596) said to be bountiful (H7771). For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.” (Is. 32:5-8)
*H5036 – נבל – nâbâl – naw-bawl’ – From H5034; stupid; wicked (especially impious)
KJV Usage: fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.
>5034 – נבל – nâbêl – naw-bale’ – A primitive root; to wilt; generally to fall away, fail, faint; figuratively to be foolish or (morally) wicked; causatively to despise, disgrace. KJV Usage: disgrace, dishonour, lightly esteem, fade (away, -ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, X surely, make vile, wither.
*H3596 – כּלי כּילי – kı̂ylay kêlay – kee-lah’ee,kay-lah’ee From H3557 in the sense of withholding; niggardly. KJV Usage: churl.
>H3557 – כּוּל -kûl –kool –A primitive root; properly to keepin; hence to measure; figuratively to maintain (in various senses). KJV Usage: (be able to, can) abide, bear, comprehend, contain, feed, forbearing, guide, hold (-ing in), nourish (-er), be present, make provision, receive, sustain, provide sustenance (victuals).
*H7771 – שׁוע – shôa‛ – sho’-ah – From H7768 in the original sense of freedom; a noble, that is, liberal, opulent; also (as noun in the derived sense) a halloo. KJV Usage: bountiful, crying, rich.
>H7768 – שׁוע – shâva‛ – shaw-vah’ – A primitive root; properly to be free; but used only causatively and reflexively to halloo (for help, that is, freedom from some trouble). KJV Usage: cry (aloud, out), shout.
Well, with enough definitions I don’t need a whole lot of commentary. When it comes to our “political” situation, the grandee liberation needed to free us from the trouble we’re in is from the very liberals currently in control of the political situation. Won’t have that problem when The King of Kings returns!
Yawl have a restful Sabbath.