Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Have Gotten

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
Genesis 4:1

Lekoneh means “to get as result of a relationship of love” or “to conceive.” Eve says, Qanithi, I have gotten a man from the Lord(Genesis 4:1) when she gave birth to her first son.

Later on, the word became used for “buying.” The Jews did not intend commerce to be a cold, selfish transaction, but rather a relationship in which, governed by love, two parties exchange needed items.

Let Christian merchants profit by this teaching.

Wurmbrand, Richard., 100 Prison Meditations: Cries of Truth from Behind the Iron Curtain, Living Sacrifice Books, Bartlesville, OK, 1982, pg 193


  1. Wurmbrand's "Prison Meditations" is one of my favorite books for the many insights and golden nuggets it contains. It is available through Wurmbrand's ministry, Voice of the Martyrs, a tremendous Christian ministry to people in lands where Christianity is forbidden. They pave the way for us to follow with our gift of the Restored Gospel of Christ.

  2. Boy, I love Pastor Richard Wurmbrand even more. I loved his book, "Marx and Satan." But now I'll have to add "Prison Meditations" to my reading list.