Day 9

January 16, 2024

Day 9 – Merge

Etymology – (1630s, “to plunge or sink in” (to something), a sense now obsolete, from Latin mergere “to dip, dip in, immerse, plunge,” probably rhotacized from *mezgo, from PIE *mezgo- “to dip, to sink, to wash, to plunge” (source also of Sanskrit majjanti “to sink, dive under,” Lithuanian mazgoju, mazgoti, Latvian mazgat “to wash”).

Intransitive meaning “sink or disappear into something else, be swallowed up, lose identity” is from 1726, in the specific legal sense of “absorb an estate, contract, etc. into another.” Transitive sense of “cause to be absorbed or to disappear in something else” is from 1728. Related: Merged; merging. As a noun, from 1805.)

Galatians 3:28

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Selah – Ponder the truth of merging into one in Christ. “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”  We are one in Christ, one body, one bride, and one church.

Wisdom Nugget – In Christ, our distinctions merge into a beautiful oneness, showcasing the universality of His love.