Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Vine Dresser

Our vine dresser, God, is perfect. So when He prunes us, He doesn't make mistakes.
Pastor Bob, Harvester Baptist Church

prune 2 (prōōn)
v. pruned, prun·ing, prunes

v. tr.
  1. To cut off or remove dead or living parts or branches of (a plant, for example) to improve shape or growth.

  2. To remove or cut out as superfluous.

  3. To reduce: prune a budget.

v. intr.
To remove what is superfluous or undesirable.

[Middle English prouinen, from Old French proignier, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *prōretundiāre : Latin prō-, in front; see pro-1 + Latin rotundus, round (from rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots).]
prun'er n.
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