It is all about method
This writing came about listening to a speaker who touched on the aspect involving the sin of transposition, the description given was explained as when something that should be second is put first. There is a correction which is needed when transpositions are made. Transposition involves putting something that should be second first. It is the same thing the Prophet Moses was saying in, Exodus 20:3-11 King James Version ( KJV )
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
In other words make every effort not to transpose things, put nothing and no-one before God. Prioritize things for the sake of your spirit, mind and soul, to operate the body system correctly; and to ensure that loving God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength is an experiential reality. One thing that all can and will see in this life is the result of putting something that should be second first. Placing 2 before 1 is transpositional because 1 is defined and designed to be first.
Back in the 70’s I went to a technical school, Opportunities Industrialization Center to obtain the skills needed in an office environment which specialized in secretarial skills, and office procedures. One of the avenues ensued was typing. In order to complete the course successfully.
This course required that I had to type at least 45 words per minute with a maximum of 3 errors. The thing I discovered in this typing endeavor was the tendency to transpose letters. These were keyboard affiliated, but, the fumbling of my fingers, because how this principle was applicably used in typing class was putting the wrong letter in front of the one that should be there first; when this is done, it is assessed as a transposition. The thing about the word transpose was that error was not mentioned, because the term itself articulated that a correction was necessary. Unlike the message, where the emphasis was placed on the sin of transposition. The word sin never hides the emphasis placed on the matter.
“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:25) KJV
In the verse above therein, is a practical look at what it looks like to make a transposition. The Apostle Paul mentions that something transpositional was occurring. He declared, that the creature was being served and worshipped more than the Creator, and that the truth of God was changed into a lie. This is what transposition resembles and looks like, that just like fumbling fingers can transpose letters, and type a lie, because the misspelling would make the word incorrect. He inferred that changing the truth into a lie was an incorrect stance. The Creator should always be put first, and before every creature, or it is considered a transpositional sin, in safeguarding of oneself speaks, protect yourself; put who came first before everything and everyone first, then everything else should fall into its proper place.
Perhaps, one should glimpse at nature, the universe and world and be familiar with the grand orchestration and big picture, in order to see that putting anything or anyone before the Creator, and then God, would be considered a transpositional sin: of which “I repent” at this very moment, because I can be accused and found guilty of this mistake. The word sin is perhaps the scariest word that the mortal has had to reckon with. Sin is a singular term that houses a variety of activities or things, mistakes, and errors, but repentance is a word that raises the believer to the standard of correction, and to the comforter which is definitely needed to correct errors and mistakes. If you don’t need correction, I am not talking with or to you. The terrestrial is a helper to understanding nature better., I am thankful for the goodness that abides in nature. It is where I go to reflect when someone utters something like, this world is this or that. I put on my natural self to see the answer, that there is nothing wrong with the world. Something is wrong with what has been done and is being done in the world.
Sort of like the idea of spelling the word believe with the same principle you would spell receive because they phonetically sound alike. The principle given for the spelling of the word is that a (i) is before a (e) if they do not follow a (c) . Phonetically the two words sound alike but are spelled differently. Both letters are on the keyboard in different places. Typing is something I have learned to do without looking at the hard copy, or the keyboard, but to transfer the information onto the blank page in the typewriter. Today, the hard copy is produced by what is inputted into the computer system, and the information can be seen as typing is done on the screen. However, this doesn’t mean that transpositions are eradicated, but, moreover, can be quickly corrected in record time.
Time is of the essence
At this present time, the use of backspace can help in correcting an error. On a typewriter, there were two options, use the corrector type with the backspace or the same key to remove the mistake from the page typed. Corrector type on a page didn’t produce the cleanest or best copy that could be presented, but it was allowable, if you could override your conscience; or you would probably strive for the excellence of retyping it with more care and no errors.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (Revelation 2:1-4)
In verse 4, it is inferred that a transposition was in motion. This Church was being rebuked for having left their first love, implying that something that should be first was not being placed correctly. The memory of the matter is called into the idea, to remember from where they were to where they were as a result of transposition. This is something we always do remember and can at every moment recall a thought to ascertain its worth, it is maturity and discipline to even maintain this type of order for the mind, it is being mindful and not mindless. The mind is dependent upon the condition of the soul, is it repentant and able to show me errors and grant the ability to correct them in a timely manner or do I deposit them in my memory unsolved, as just another unsolved mystery.
The prescription for this is to prioritize the memories to reflect order which puts all whom you love in their proper places. Only we can do this per form for ourselves, no one can do this for me, and I cannot do it for anyone else. I can receive or obtain the information from or through others to assist me in this endeavor, but I must take heed to the incentive to do what it is asking of me. This is sound counsel to observe and adhere to on the spirit and soul level and it is a pragmatic and practical application for the mind and how it is functioning, that things can be put in their prospective places, and that the believer can determine whether anything that should be second is transposed for things to work decently and in order. Grace and Peace.
manatita44 from london on July 06, 2021:
What an interesting transposition! Chuckle! Excellently done and I love the Roman scripture. We do transpositions all the time. When I read The Path, in September 1982, Swami Kriyananda said that when one duty clashes with another, the greater should take precedence.
Swami Kriyananda left the Path himself much later, was married two or three times, before finally finding his way again, in his eighties. A very noble man indeed.
Bhisma was one of the five souls who recognised Krishna. Yet he felt duty-bound to fight on the side of the King in whose household he was brought up. A sad mistake, as was proved in the battle of Kurekshetra. Yet he, too, was a very noble soul. We are all at the mercy of fate. It dances on our foreheads. Peace.
Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on July 05, 2021:
a soothing performance...nicely done