Search Results for: batach

The End in Sight

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint . . .  Romans 5:3-5  NASB Hope – Is your idea of hope based in Greek thought or Hebrew patterns?  How would you know the… Read More »

The Hiding Place

“How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust”  Psalm 40:4 NASB Trust – The word batach means the sense of well-being and security that results from having something or someone in whom to place confidence.  It is translated in the Greek Old Testament as “hope”, not “belief.”  It stresses the feeling… Read More »

Divine Certainty

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6  NIV Confident – There aren’t many things in life that are guaranteed.  The joke usually involves death and taxes, but neither one of those is very appealing.  Unfortunately,… Read More »

The Genesis Syndrome

Commit your way to YHWH, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 (Hebrew text) Commit/Trust – David demonstrates that the fulfillment of God’s purposes in our lives depends on two related actions.  The first is voluntarily granting God ownership.  The second is acting with complete confidence of God.  David… Read More »

Whole Life

Commit your way to YHWH, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 (Hebrew text) Trust – First I must accept the seal of ownership.  God rolls over my path.  Now it belongs to Him.  Then I must act according to the directions of the new owner.  Batach is the… Read More »

Tidy Answers

For our heart rejoices in Him because we trust in His holy name. Psalm 33:21 Trust – Remember the difficulties we found in Psalm 33:22.  Trying to capture the meaning of ka-asher turned into a lesson about tidy answers and worldviews.  But what we may have overlooked is the parallelism of Hebrew poetry.  In other… Read More »

As By One Man

and when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her; and he ate  Genesis 3:6 With Her – “Why, oh,… Read More »

Taking A Stand

He shall not be afraid of evil news, his heart is fixed, trusting in YHWH.  Psalm 112:7 Fixed – Who among us will not fear bad news?  That’s a pretty important question these days.  Of course, it’s all relative, isn’t it?  Our version of bad news doesn’t come close to the bad news in places… Read More »

Balancing Act: Parts 1 & 2

This article gives more detail on the Hebrew view of ‘ezer.  I originally wrote it in 2006, but with the last week of Today’s Words focused on ‘ezer, I wanted to repost on my new website. Balancing Act: Reflections on the Curse of Genesis 3 God’s curse after the Fall deserves another look. Typically, our… Read More »