The English language seems to be in a state of flux. As an example, I used to wear thongs all of the time. I no longer make that claim, because thongs are no longer associated with footwear. According to Wikipedia, a “thong is a garment generally worn as either underwear or as a swimsuit.”
CNBC did a cover story on the barely covered Hannah Davis. Davis is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing a thong. The newscasters discussed the appropriateness of the thong and their conclusion was: “You have to push the limits.”
Can you push the limits so far that you are out of bounds?
That she called a thong isn’t anything like what I used to wear on my feet. In fact, I’ve worn band aids that easily covered more skin.
One more thing about the English language: When did “fresh” start to mean “frozen?”
On my way out of Wichita yesterday, I bought a blueberry muffin at a market that had Fresh in its name. I made the assumption that a store that was a Fresh Market would sell freshly baked goods.
When I bit into my muffin, I was disappointed to discover that the center was frozen and not fresh. They lied, and filled my blueberry muffin full of preservative stuffin!
Lies are usually celebrated as truth and marketed as though there is a great benefit to them. By the time the truth is finally discovered, a person may be bankrupt physically, financially, or spiritually.
Judas thought 30 pieces of silver would buy happiness, but that miserly sinner only found misery. Whenever you try to find happiness by substituting the world’s goods for the goodness of God, you are apt to discover sorrow.
The Apostle John made this very plain: “Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity (I John 2:15-16 ~The Message).”