Wednesday, September 05, 2012


gran·dil·o·quence (grăn-dĭl'э-kwэns) n. Pompous or bombastic speech or expression. --gran·dil'o·quent adj. --gran·dil'o·quent·ly adv.

The "word of the day" (expert) pops up on my electronic version of The American Heritage®  Dictionary, Third Edition  ©1994, from SoftKey®, Int.  Today's random word inspired me to commit on my blog due to its timeliness during the Democratic National Convention.  In all fairness to the DNC, I did not watch the Republicans last week and don't plan on watching the convention this week either.

Politicians in general, though, tend to make speeches that make them sound much better than they are.  Seldom do we hear humility among them.  I suppose that is to be expected at the top, for such men and women wish to show that they are "in control."  However, in America we do not have royalty or official "classes."  We are all the same: citizens with the same rights as free adults.  There are exceptions due to those law breakers among us -- some even denied some rights after conviction and "time served," but that is for another discussion.

The next time you hear a politician waxing grandiloquently, remember that his big talk is from someone on the same standing before God as anyone of us to whom he speaks.  We have no "king" except Jesus, as the pilgrims were wont to say.  In this nation, that still holds true even for unbelievers!  There is no king to whom we owe allegiance other than the heavenly one if we choose to acknowledge Him.  Let us look to a leader who first knows how to serve.

Phil. 2:
5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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