Sometimes the same word can have opposite meanings, depending on the context in which it is used. Grammarians call these words “contronyms.” For example, the verb “overlook” can mean “to monitor closely” (as in a boss overlooks the progress on the job) or “to choose not to monitor at all” (as in a boss overlooked the errors because he was on vacation). To “dust” can mean to put something on something else (as in a cook dusting a cake with powdered sugar) or to take something off (as in a cook dusting the counter after they spilled powdered sugar).
So it is with the phrase “what a day.” You might say the phrase as you come in from work, glad the day is over, or you might say the phrase as you come in from work because you got a $1000 bonus. This week, we look at a day of the latter variety, described in Joshua 10. Verse 14 says simply, “There has never been a day like it before or since.” Come Sunday to find out why, and how this extraordinary day in the life of Joshua is significant to us today.
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