April 23, 2020: How art thou doeth?
Good morrow to you. Wherefore art thou sad good cousin? Methinks thou shouldst smileth today because ’tis National Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Never heard of Shakespeare? He’s a very famous writer from England, and he lived a long time ago–1564-1616. A weird fun fact: Shakespeare was born on April 23 and died on April 23.
Because it was so long ago, his writing style sounds a lot different to us. But sometimes it’s fun to try and speak in Old English style–some tips: say a lot of thee instead of you all, and thou instead of you, add ‘est’ or ‘eth’ to the ends of action words like ‘speaketh’, thy, thine, and instead of ‘it’ just connect it to words like ’tis (it is), ’twill (it will), ‘twould (it would)… thou getteth the idea.
When you first start hearing Shakespeare’s language, it’s hard to understand until you get the hang of it. It can be the same with reading the Bible–at first some things just don’t make sense. But the same way you study for school to understand, make sure and be that careful learning God’s word. Study, ask questions, and keep reading. It’ll make sense and God will send his wisdom.
4 Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us. Those things were written so that we could have hope. That hope comes from the patience and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.Romans 15:4 (ERV)
Open my eyes so that I can see all the wonderful things in your teachings.Psalm 119:18 (ERV)
Dear Father, Help me to understand your word and your teachings. Thank you for giving us the Bible that we can learn more about you. Amen.