MM Addendum 1-16

Interest(s) – the “formulation” of opinion; who authors you, what “equations/ sums” are included in your formulation ?? — information, knowledge, (defined-)understanding, wisdom (the application of knowledge), comprehension (seeing beyond the realm of understanding; deep perception of ramifications, the interconnections – the very “being” of the subject/object; illuminating the veil/the occlusion/the darkness with the “light of God” – the SAGE utilize the “light of darkness” (the so-called Illuminati comprehension)) – wisdom(-ing) with comprehension makes one complicit, as does silent comprehension of the evil(s) (sought comprehension is ever unfolding; the seeking (seeing through the glass, darkly (the light of the spirit dim) – partial comprehension, the knowing: 1 Cor 13:12 “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known” – the very GOD COMPREHENSION imparted)).

(through a glass/mirror darkly/obscurely/enigma – “esoptron ainigma” (Gr.))
JFB COMMENTARY: through a glass – that is, in a mirror; the reflection seeming to the eye to be behind the mirror, so that we see it through the mirror. Ancient mirrors were made of polished brass or other metals. The contrast is between the inadequate knowledge of an object gained by seeing it reflected in a dim mirror (such as ancient mirrors were), compared with the perfect idea we have of it by seeing itself directly.

darkly – literally, “in enigma.” As a “mirror” conveys an image to the eye, so an “enigma” to the ear. But neither “eye nor ear” can fully represent (though the believer’s soul gets a small revelation now of) “the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” (1 Cor 2:9). Paul alludes to Num 12:8, “not in dark speeches”; the Septuagint, “not in enigmas.” Compared with the visions and dreams vouchsafed to other prophets, God’s communications with Moses were “not in enigmas.” But compared with the intuitive and direct vision of God hereafter, even the revealed word now is “a dark discourse,” or a shadowing forth by enigma of God’s reflected likeness. Compare 2 Peter 1:19, where the “light” or candle in a dark place stands in contrast with the “day” dawning. God’s word is called a glass or mirror also in 2 Cor 3:18.


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