If I were to be able to do something (say I'm a slave and am able to become free). What would it mean to "avail myself of the opportunity"?
What would this mean? Would this mean to take advantage of the opportunity, or to not? The word "of" is throwing me off, could someone explain the meaning here?
The question is derived from this verse in the bible:
Were you a slave when you were called? Do not let that trouble you. But if you are able to gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.
1 Corinthians 7:21