*Definition. [Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary
- As in strength - “the ability to withstand or adjust to challenges”;
- As in “adaptability” - “the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been stretched, pressed, bent, etc.”
- Proverbs 10:25.
- When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more; the righteous is secure forever.
- It would seem, IMO, that anyone who denies the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth would be the least knowledgeable person teach me anything about resilience.
- Of latest interest to me is Ezekiel 33:11. “Tell them, ‘As certainly as I’m alive and living,’ declares the Lord God, ‘I receive no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Instead, my pleasure is that the wicked repent from their behavior and live. Turn back! Turn back, all of you, from your wicked behavior! Why do you have to die, you house of Israel?’”
- That said, an unbeliever may have nothing to teach me about consistent resilience, but do the weak and the inflexible have anything to teach me? If so, what, other than the consequences of their weakness and inflexibility?