Each week, Pastor G writes a short devotional blog on the church website that is based on a different Hawaiian Word each week. Then he writes a longer message devotional to deliver on Wednesday nights.
Today’s ‘Olelo Hawai’i word is Kākou.
Most of all, Kākou it is a word of unity. It refers to all of us together, inclusively, and includes the speaker using it.
Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:10
παρακαλέω ~ parakaleó
It is a compound word. pará, means “from close-beside” and kaléō, means”to call”. So, literally, parakaleó means to call to someone while up close and personal. It is also used in Koine Greek in a legal sense, to offer up evidence that will stand up in God’s court.
Paul is STRONGLY encouraging, beseeching, inviting, comforting, consoling, admonishing, begging (all of the above) he is exhorting them to do the right thing.
The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. ~ John 17:22-23
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:16
… Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand. ~ Matthew 12:25b
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. ~ Colossians 3:13-14