"Tis gar plen"......! :)
For those of you who may be wondering, tis gar plen is the Greek phrase the Apostle Paul used when he was informed of the 'super-apostles' who were taking advantage of the fact he was in prison to build up their own following. He says......
" It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice." (Philippians 1:15-18)
The phrase in Gk is "tis gar plen"........translated....."SO WHAT??????"
I had so much fun with this Sunday night! If you want to hear it, go to the Harvest website and go to media www.harvestpensacola.com .
Tis gar plen is what we say to the irritations of life.....those speeding tickets (yes, I DID get a ticket on Garden St., folks.....$215 of one..!).....when people cut you off on the highway....when your car breaks down.....
TIS GAR PLEN!!!
SO WHAT???? What will this matter in 100 years? What will this matter in eternity?
Heck, what will this matter next month????
Tis gar plen!!
There are big things we need to bring to the Lord and seek Him earnestly over. But most of life is the small stuff, the daily stuff, the little irritations of life.....the "Tis Gar Plen Stuff"...the stuff we should, like Paul, say....SO WHAT??? Big whooppie....! I am not going to lose my joy over it!
Hope that makes sense...
Grace...and TIS GAR PLEN your irritations today..:) !