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The Riches of Romans Series - No Wax in the Cracks - Part 2 - Romans 12:12-21

Posted on March 10, 2019

Our English word "sincere" comes from the Latin word meaning ‘without wax.’  That term comes from a practice of Roman merchants who sold porcelain and clay jars. If their jars had cracks in them they’d just take some wax and fill the crack, paint it and the buyer wouldn’t be any the wiser. Honest merchants labeled their jars and pots “sincerus’ — ‘without wax’ ”.

Our relationships with our family, friends and brethren must be without wax.