Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Ability

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Today I'll start going over some words of importance to come to understanding of the Word of God.

The first word is "ability" without one is nothing. Without ability there is no being, because to be a being there has to be the ability to be or to be a being, able to have abilities to sustain that being and to make it grow or to develop.

to come to understand the Word of God one has to be able to think about what is written in the Book of books, the Bible, which gives the power and ability to change.

-ability: word-forming element expressing ability, fitness, or capacity, from Latin -abilitas, forming nouns from adjectives ending in -abilis (see -able). Not etymologically related to ability, though popularly connected with it.

ability (n.) : late 14c., "state or condition of being able; capacity to do or act," from Old French ableté "ability (to inherit)`," from Latin habilitatem (nominative habilitas, in Medieval Latin abilitas) "aptitude, ability," noun of quality from habilis "easy to manage, handy" (see able). One case where a Latin silent -h- failed to make a return in English (despite efforts of 16c.-17c. scholars); see H. Also in Middle English, "suitableness, fitness." Abilities "one's talents or mental endowments" is from 1580s.

A′ble·ness, n. Ability of body or mind; force; vigor. [Obs. or R.]

A′bly, adv. In an able manner; with great ability; as, ably done, planned, said.

-a·bly. A suffix composed of -able and the adverbial suffix -ly; as, favorably.


The divine Creator gave man"ability" or the quality or fact of being able to use their own power to do something, either thinking, developing or creating. To have ability to do things God gave man power of strength and skills.

One is "able" to do things, which a person can do by his own choice or being forced by others to do. A person who is able to do things can do that by using his brains or his mind. He can have enough strength power or means to bring change in certain things or to give himself a voice to make his opinion known to others or to get things done by himself or by others for him or for others.
Once a person is able he or she is capable of being.

able (adj.): "having sufficient power or means," early 14c., from Old French (h)able "capable; fitting, suitable; agile, nimble" (14c.), from Latin habilem, habilis "easily handled, apt," verbal adjective from habere "to hold" (see habit (n.)). "Easy to be held," hence "fit for a purpose." The silent h- was dropped in English and resisted academic attempts to restore it 16c.-17c. (see H), but some derivatives (such as habiliment, habilitate) acquired it via French. Able seaman, one able to do any sort of work required on a ship, may be the origin of this:
Able-whackets - A popular sea-game with cards, in which the loser is beaten over the palms of the hands with a handkerchief tightly twisted like a rope. Very popular with horny-fisted sailors. [Smyth, "Sailor's Word-Book," 1867]

-able : common termination and word-forming element of English adjectives (typically based on verbs) and generally adding a notion of "capable of; allowed; worthy of; requiring; to be ______ed," sometimes "full of, causing," from French -able and directly from Latin -abilis. It is properly -ble, from Latin -bilis (the vowel being generally from the stem ending of the verb being suffixed), and it represents PIE *-tro-, a suffix used to form nouns of instrument, cognate with the second syllables of English rudder and saddle (n.).

A living element in English, used in new formations from either Latin or native words (readable, bearable) and also with nouns (objectionable, peaceable). Sometimes with an active signification (suitable, capable), sometimes of neutral signification (durable, conformable). It has become very elastic in meaning, as in a reliable witness, a playable foul ball, perishable goods.
To take a single example in detail, no-one but a competent philologist can tell whether reasonable comes from the verb or the noun reason, nor whether its original sense was that can be reasoned out, or that can reason, or that can be reasoned with, or that has reason, or that listens to reason, or that is consistent with reason; the ordinary man knows only that it can now mean any of these, & justifiably bases on these & similar facts a generous view of the termination's capabilities; credible meaning for him worthy of credence, why should not reliable & dependable mean worthy of reliance & dependence? [Fowler]
In Latin, infinitives in -are took -abilis, others -ibilis. Hence the variant form -ible in Old French, Spanish, English. In English, -able tends to be used with native (and other non-Latin) words, -ible with words of obvious Latin origin (but there are exceptions). The Latin suffix is not etymologically connected with able, but it long has been popularly associated with it, and this probably has contributed to its vigor as a living suffix.

able-bodied (adj.): "healthy and sufficiently strong," 1620s; see able + body.
controllable (adj.): 1570s, from control (v.) + -able.
redeemable (adj.): 1610s, from redeem + -able.
reconcilable (adj.): 1610s, from reconcile + -able.
improvable (adj.): 1640s, from improve (v.) + -able.

Since we are created we came into being and as such became able to breath, think and handle. though having come from fallible parents we also inherited less good parts from them. We can live by them and be happy with the bad parts we inherited or we can work at ourselves to improve with the knowledge that everything is improvable,or can be changed for the better.

Someone who is able can be very clever or very good at doing something,having the necessary power, resources, skill, time, opportunity, etc, to do something. One has not to have certificates or being qualified to do something, but one have to be willing to do something and then to be  competent, having enough power, skill, etc., or authorized to do some specific act.

It is the divine Creator Who gives to all human, animal and vegetable beings sufficient power or resources to accomplish something. But man has received more abilities from God than the other creatures. We all may receive according our own abilities and should be happy with that but also do something with it.


Ex. 4:11 … Who gives people the ability to speak? …
Ex. 36:1 … the LORD has given skill, ability, and knowledge for the work …
1Chr. 26:8 … were skilled and had the ability to perform the service. …
Wis. 7:7 … I prayed, and the ability to reason wisely was given
Sir. 14:13 … According to your ability, reach out, and give to them. 
Rom. 12:18 … to the best of your ability, live at peace with all …
“And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; and he went on his journey.” (Matthew 25:15 ASV)
1Cor. 12:8  The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. The same Spirit gives another person the ability to speak with knowledge.
“And“But now complete the doing also; that as [there was] the readiness to will, so [there may be] the completion also out of your ability.” (2 Corinthians 8:11 ASV)
“But now complete the doing also; that as [there was] the readiness to will, so [there may be] the completion also out of your ability.” (2 Corinthians 8:11 ASV)

All have people ability and opportunity to do wrong so cunningly or powerfully that they may escape the observation and censure of men. But all people also have enough ability to feel what is right and wrong, since Adam and Eve have eaten from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, each of their offspring has that knowledge. Persons of knowledge, wisdom, and experience, can be a nobody but also can become famous, being good or also bad in reputation, for ability and integrity; they all have an inner feeling, call it instinct of goodness and badness.

 All of us have received ability to think, observe, analyse and should know that by the gift our ability we shall have to make choices which can give us stability or instability and shall bring over us accountability.


Lots of instability of societies has come because people were not able to make the right choices. Often lots of people live at a rate which their consciences know to be much above their ability; which certainly is an ungodly and unrighteous, though too common, practice. 


As believers of God we should see that we take care to be able to make the right choices. this can be done by creating the right atmosphere by having the right attitude and the will to live according to God's commandments.

Therefore it is important to be able to make the right choices and to come in proper relationships with others in good association or incorporation of themselves with them; avoiding to fall for man's doctrines which go against biblical doctrines. 

Of the scornful; of those who are not only diseased, but reject, despise, and scorn all remedies; who make a mock of sin, and of God's threatenings and judgements against sinners; who deride all wholesome reproofs and counsels, and make it their trade to scoff at goodness and good men. Be able to see those who are wrong and who are the real satan or adversary of God.

Make it that you get the ability or the power to change your evil being in a good worthy being to be part of the Body of Christ, skilled, talented, or having the capacity to live according to the Will of God, having the quality of being suitable for or receptive to a specified treatment, namely to be taken up in the body of Christ and to be allowed or justified to enter the Kingdom of God.

Compare:
capable; skilled, skilful, talented, gifted, adept, competent, fit, powerful, proficient, masterful, efficient, accomplished, effective, practised, adroit, qualified, expert
talent, skill, gift, expertise, faculty, competence, energy, flair, accomplishment, knack, aptitude, proficiency, dexterity, cleverness, potentiality, adroitness, adeptness

capability, facility, capacity, power, potential, competence, competency, potentiality, qualification


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Find also to read: 

  1. Genesis – Story of creation 4 Genesis 2:16-25 Warning for Adam and Eve
  2. With God All Things Are Possible
  3. Failing Man to make free choice
  4. Being Religious and Spiritual 6 Romantici, utopists and transcendentalists
  5. Power in the life of certain 
  6. To whom do we want to be enslaved
  7. Compromise and accomodation
  8. Thought for those who think it is not necessary to do any works any more
     
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