We’re having a not-so-good day here at String’s house, so we’ll give you this fun word from later in the month. We’ll be back on track with the last sola hopefully tomorrow. Sorry!

31 days bigKenosis comes from the greek word for emptiness (That word would be? Kenosis. Points for obviousness!) and the verb form of that word (Kenoo, if you were wondering) is found 5 times in the bible: Romans 4:14, 1 Corinthians1:17 and 9:15, 2 Corinthians 9:3, and Philippians 2:7. Philippians 2:27, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men, is where we nab the theological definition from.

SO, kenosis means to empty the will and put God’s will there. Most literally, it is what Christ did to become a sacrifice for us; it is what he did on Gethsemane when he requested the cup be lifted from him.  Still with me? Good.

Now, this word has been extended to include when we, filled with the holy spirit, do this same thing. When we use the Holy Spirit to deny ourselves and instead place God’s will there. Essentially, what is required in John 3:30: He must increase, I must decrease. Kenosis!

That was easy. Have a good night!

– Strings

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