You may not know what they are but you use them every day. We all do. An oxymoron is a term used to describe words used together even though they mean the exact opposite; Words like these.
Act naturally seriously funny Jumbo Shrimp
Found missing paid volunteer ill health
Second best taped live living dead
Deafening silence pretty ugly alone together
They are funny when you really look at them, aren’t they? God likes to use oxymorons in his word.
Try these on for size.
Those who mourn are comforted, the weak are strong, the hungry are filled and the persecuted are glad. (From Matthew chapter 5, 2 Corinthians 12:10)
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.(2 Corinthians 12:10, NIV)
Prayer- Lord, oxymoron us some more; for your word says what seems impossible and makes it possible. Amen.