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Metaphysical meaning of Machir (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Machir (mbd)
Machir, ma'-chir (Heb.)--sold; purchased; acquired; gotten; enslaved.

a The first-born son of Manasseh (Gen. 50:23; Josh. 17:1). b Son of Ammiel, in Lo-debar. He took care of Mephibosheth, the crippled son of Jonathan, until David took him to his home (II Sam. 9:4).

Meta. Machir (sold, acquired, imparting, receiving) represents the balance that must actively exist in us if we are abidingly to possess true understanding and strength. (Manasseh, father of one Machir, represents understanding; Ammiel, father of the other Machir, symbolizes the strength of spiritual ideas in consciousness.) There must be a balance in gaining both true understanding and strength; also in conscious increase of all the other spiritual qualities. We must both receive of Spirit within us, and give out, or use, what we have received, in building up our own soul and body in Truth, and in helping others. Thus a right balance is attained and we become firmly established in those qualities. If a proper balance is not maintained, a sense of limitation or bondage (enslaved) results.

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