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Greek Mythology

30 Aug

Greek Mythology…

When I was going to AYOP ( At Your Own Pace) classes one of my favorite was Greek Mythology. All those Greek “Gods” seem to know all and do all. Zeus in particular was one I liked reading about.

The Greek Zeus comes from the Indian Sanskrit ‘Dyaus’ which means, “The Bright Sky,” or the “Brightness of the Day.” He is also called “Dyaus Pita”, or “Zeus Pater,” which means, “Father of the Day.” Zeus Pater passed into Latin and English as “Ju-Piter,” Jupiter.

In the Germanic languages, Zeus became Ziu or Tiw, from which we get ‘Tiwsdaeg’ or “Tuesday.” In ancient times, a Greek general even set up a statue of Zeus in the Temple of Jerusalem, thus making the Temple desolate and defiled.

The Feast of Chanukah is all about the cleansing of the Temple, and the smashing of Zeus. Zeus was an imitation of God. So Zeus teaches us something important: “Beware of imitations.” There’s only one Real One, but there are many imitations, and substitutes, and the enemy will gladly offer you a wide selection.

You only have room for one God in your heart. Your life only has room to follow one course. Make sure it’s God’s best. There’s only one Light. Reject Zeus. Choose God. And your days will be filled with brightness.

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23

Get rid of the false imitations of God in your life and make Him the center of your heart today.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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