Day 17

January 24, 2024

Day 17 – Amalgamate

Etymology – (1650s, “mix (a metal) with mercury,” a back-formation from amalgamation, or else from the obsolete adjective amalgamate (1640s) from amalgam (q.v.). Originally in metallurgy. The figurative transitive sense of “to unite” (races, etc.) is attested from 1802; the intransitive sense of “to combine, unite into one body” is from 1797. Related: Amalgamated; amalgamating. Earlier verbs were amalgam (1540s); amalgamize (1590s).)

Ephesians 2:14

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has torn down the dividing wall of hostility 

Selah – Reflect on the peace achieved through amalgamation in Christ.  Peace looks like something when brothers and sisters dwell together, they blend into one and there are not more walls and cares of the world that separate them. “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.”

Wisdom Nugget – In Christ, our differences amalgamate, breaking down walls of division and fostering true peace.  We should not have walls between us if we are in Christ.