When we say we might do something, we probably aren’t going to do it.
We’re not interested, but we don’t want to be totally honest.
We don’t want to hurt feelings, so we let people down easily by first making them think we might do something asked, but in reality it won’t happen.
Friend, “So, why don’t you come to our son’s concert this weekend, he’s playing the kazoo in a comb band with other homeschoolers.”
You, “Oh, really, that’s this Friday? I just might do that.”
Friend, “You should totally color your hair blue and shave a circle in the middle of the top. It would look darling on you!”
You, “Ya’ know, that sounds pretty cute. I might do that.”
We distractedly accept their advice, offers, and opinions, and relieve the pressure by saying “I might.”
C’mon, admit it. You’re never going to do it.
We need to be careful we don’t impose English definitions and American applications into words when we read the Bible.
Psalm 119:11, “Your word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee.”
Psalm 119:71, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted;
that I might learn thy statutes.”Psalm 119:101 , “I have refrained my feet from every evil way,
that I might keep thy word.”Psalm 119:148, “My eyes prevent the night watches,
that I might meditate in your word.”
When it comes to God’s Word, might isn’t an escape route, to get outta’ something you don’t wanna’ do, it’s a plan of attack to accomplish what you need to do.It’s an outcome for obedience.
In verse 71 “might learn” is the primitive root “lamad” defined “learn” and the imperfect tense Qal. The imperfect expresses an action, process or condition which is incomplete, and it has a wide range of meaning.
Ya’ wanna’ hear it in red-neck language? Try this on for size.
Ya’ know might as in “you’ll be living in the state of having your life changed” as you read the Scriptures.
That might happen.
“You’ll be living in the state of that happening.”
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