"The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?"

- Psalms 27 : 1

Monday, March 28, 2011

Yoruba Word Of The Week : Igbagbo

Igbagbo is the yoruba word for faith.

 This word is also very close to the Yoruba way of saying "I believe you" or even more yet, "I believe in you".

Igbagbo is mainly used to describe one's faith in God and His son Jesus Christ, in fact, Christians are sometimes called, "awon oni gbagbo"  in Yoruba, that is, "believers" and Christianity is sometimes referred to as "esin oni gbagbo" that is, "religion of believers". But the most amazing thing is that Igbagbo is so close to the Yoruba word for salvation.

These days, many lack Igbagbo and most of us don't have it completely. 

Let us live a life of faith, not only in our serving God ("And without faith, it is impossible to please God" - Hebrews 11 : 6) but also in the way we interact with all those around us and the way we walk everyday with Christ; believing in our brothers and sisters to be able to walk in one, peace and joy (that is, walking in love) and living by faith always while eating, sleeping, praying, talking, working with expectant hearts as we walk in and with Christ. 

The truth of the matter is that, without faith in Jesus, nothing is impossible and it's our faith that determines what we get.

Remember, "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"  (Romans 10 : 27) and "by it the elders received a good report" (Hebrews 11 : 2)

May God guide us and continue to keep us!

God bless you all richly!

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