Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
Spurgeon – The Treasury Of David
“Sing ye praises with understanding.” Sing a didactic Psalm. Sound doctrine praises God.
Sometimes we say things by rote, rather than with understanding.
If you do something by rote, you do it without thinking about it or understanding it properly, often because you have learned about it by repeating it many times.
Who taught us to say Merry Christmas? Was it the Holy Spirit? I don’t think so.
Consider the following…
“Christmas” is a shortened form of “Christ’s mass”.
It is derived from the Middle English Cristemasse, which is from Old English Crīstesmæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038 followed by the word Cristes-messe in 1131.
Crīst (genitive Crīstes) is from Greek Khrīstos (Χριστός), a translation of Hebrew Māšîaḥ (מָשִׁיחַ), “Messiah”, meaning “anointed”; and mæsse is from Latin missa, the celebration of the Eucharist.
The form Christenmas
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