Tag: what in the word

What in the Word: Hear/listen

Listening follows hearing. One can hear many things without listening. Dr Tabua Tuima explores the origin and meanings of these words.

What in the Word: Create

Moses chose the word create to describe how God made the world in Genesis 1:1, rendered bara (pronounced ba-RAH)1 in Hebrew. The verb occurs about 50 times in the Old Testament.

What in the Word: Son of the Most High

The title “Son of the Most High” (uios upsistou)—instead of being one of the most distinguished of the titles of Jesus—actually unites Him with His followers.

What in the Word: Meditate

Reading the Word alone is not enough. We must have time for meditation on the Word of God.

What in the Word: Aroma

Leviticus is a type of handbook which provides us with insights into the rituals of the sanctuary. Yet in spite of the detailed instructions, the only thing we are told that pleased God was the aroma of the burnt sacrifice. Is God really that fond of the smell of burning flesh and grain? 

What in the Word: Fear

What are you afraid of? Some fears are minor irritants; others reduce lives to chaos.

What in the Word: Love

Human love is a faint reflection of God’s love. So often human love is based on conditions, circumstances and expectations.

What in the Word: keep watch/stay awake

Ever been “caught napping”? The expression is more than 400 years old. By Shakespeare’s day it was being used to refer to someone who should have been ready for a situation but was caught unprepared.

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