What Is the Role Of A Wife? Bible Definition of A Wife

Bible Definition of Wife

We live in a time where words are constantly being redefined. One word that has experienced extreme redefinition lately is the word wife. This has led to confusion and an inordinate amount of instability in families. Because of this, it is important to know what is the Biblical definition and role of a wife.What is the common definition of the word wife? The word wife is commonly defined as (1): a married woman considered in relation to her husband. This has significant meaning when looking … [Read more...]

What Is The Biblical or Christian Definition of Hope?

Christian Definition of Hope

What does hope mean to the Christian?  How does the Bible define hope?  Hope is essential to the believer for joy so it’s critical to have.What Hope Isn’t Hope is not “I hope my team wins the Super Bowl” or “I hope I get a raise.” Biblical hope is not a hope-so but it is a know-so.  It isn’t wishing for the best.  It isn’t waiting to see what happens and hope that it turns out well. Hope is not a feeling or an emotion.  Hope is the knowledge of facts.  If someone says to you that “I hope you … [Read more...]

What Does The Word Holy Mean? Bible Definition of Holy

What is Holy

God is holy but what exactly does the word holy mean?  What does the Bible define as holy?Root Word for Holy The Hebrew word for holy is “qodesh” and means “apartness, set-apartness, separateness, sacredness” and I would add that it should also be “otherness, transcendent and totally other” because God is totally above His creation and His creatures, including us.  Holy has the idea of heaviness or weight of glory.  In the New Testament, the word for holy is “hagios” and means set apart, rev … [Read more...]

What Does Reverence Mean? Bible Definition of Reverence

What does reverence mean

What does reverence mean?  How does the Bible define reverence?  Let’s examine the Scriptures to see.Root Meaning of Reverence The Hebrew word for fear is “yare” and it literally means “to fear, be afraid, or to revere.”  Other meanings of this word in Hebraic (Qal) are to “stand in awe, to have a deep respect or honor.”  As for the way the word fear is used in the New Testament Greek, “phobe” from which we get the word phobia, means to “put to flight by terrifying, to flee, or be afraid” bu … [Read more...]

What Is A Parable? A Bible Definition

What is a Parable

Jesus gives us many parables in the Bible.  What is a parable?  Why does He use parables…to hide or clarify the meaning?Parables The word parable is from the root word “paraballo” or in the Greek “parabole.” This compound word comes from “para” which means “to come along side or compare” and “ballo” which literally means “to throw” or “see” with.  The parables are used in giving one or more instructional lessons or principles and can be an allegory and may include inanimate objects (like tre … [Read more...]

What is a Covenant? A Bible Definition of Covenant

What is a covenant

There is the Old Covenant and the New Covenant but what is a covenant?  What does the Bible define as a covenant?What is a Covenant? A covenant is so important to believers because it is an agreement ratified by blood by a God Who cannot lie and never abandons what He promises.  It is the agreement between two parties, us and God, which are contained in the Scriptures which have been revealed to us.  Marriage is like a covenant which is in effect until one of the parties die.   The covenant … [Read more...]