A’front… affront… front: I bet you don’t come across this word used very often. Like… when’s the last time you used this word? Let’s look at a few examples. 1. He was a’front of me. 2. He was a front for me. 3. He was affront. As for #1: We were equal, side-by-side, abreast. As for #2: He was a front; meaning, instead of, a shield. As for #3: He offended me, snubbed, or injured me.
NO…I’m not trying to give you a vocabulary lesson … I just like the study of words, and their impact…and underlying meanings. Just as in the case of people… certain words, when used properly…come to life.
Take a word like… immaculate. Typically one thinks in terms of… being clean. But when you add to it, another word…conception…you then have…IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. While it still means CLEAN; when used in describing the Virgin Birth…it comes ALIVE.
Rather someone is FRONTING for you, say… in a test; or AFRONT of you, side-by-side, in a race; or if you’ve been AFFRONTED, or insulted by a colleague…they mean different things; yet seemingly the same. It may be that way in business environments… family, sports…or friends; but when you use them in the same sentence as the word…GOD; well, it just can’t be done.
God is neither in front of us, He’s neither beside us, and He has certainly not affronted us… or insulted, us. NO to all three. God is INSIDE of us. Because we are made in His Image…He is part of us…we are part of Him. That is what He intended…for us to share His Kingdom, His Glory, and His very Heart.
1 John 4:12 & 15 – No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.