G1 Bing Dictionary: the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic.
G2 Thoughts including making decisions whether conditions at the present or possible in the future (thus, we worry sometimes, but God never worries).
G3 The Hebrew word I have in mind is חָשַׁב châshab. It means
H1 According to Strong’s: properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e. (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute
H2 According to TWOT (767):
I1 The basic idea of the word is the employment of the mind in thinking activity. Reference is not so much to “understanding” (cf. bı̂n), but to the creating of new ideas.
I2 Then used in 6 ways:
J1 Planning and devising (Genesis 50:20 (the word “meant”))
J2 Making a judgment (Isaiah 54:4 (the word “esteem,” that is, planned))
J3 Running thoughts through the mind. (Malachi 3:16 NKJV Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name.
J4 Impute (to credit or discredit as in Genesis 15:6)
J5 To invent (Exodus 31:4)
J6 Accounting (that is bookkeeping as in 2 Kings 12:15 NLT No accounting of this money was required from the construction supervisors, because they were honest and trustworthy men.
I3 God can do all these perfectly in wisdom and love. He needs no one to teach Him.
G4 The Greek Equivalents: βουλεύω, διαλογίζομαι, δοκέω, ἐπιστρέφω, ἐπιχειρέω, εὐλαβέομαι, ἡγέομαι, κινδυνεύω, λαλέω, λογίζομαι, ποιέω, συλλογίζομαι, ὑπολαμβάνω, ὑφαντός, φροντίζω defining the same ideas as the Hebrew word.
F2 Some verses
G1 Psalm 32:2 NIV Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.
G2 Jeremiah 18:11 NIV Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the LORD says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.’
G3 Jeremiah 29:11 CSB For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the LORD’s declaration—”plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
G4 Humans have the same characteristic. Here it is used in the negative sense: Ezekiel 11:2 NIV The LORD said to me, “Son of man, these are the men who are plotting evil and giving wicked advice in this city.
F1 This would include enjoyment of fellowship, music, beauty, etc.
F2 God and music
G1 God sings:
H1 Zephaniah 3:17 WEB Yahweh, your God, is among you, a mighty one who will save. He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.
H2 “Think of the great Jehovah singing! Can you imagine it? Is it possible to conceive of the Deity breaking into a song: Father, Son and Holy Ghost together singing over the redeemed? God is so happy in the love which he bears to his people that he breaks the eternal silence, and sun and moon and stars with astonishment hear God chanting a hymn of joy.” (Spurgeon, this note was found in Guzik’s Enduring Word Commentary on this passage)
G2 His creation from angels to birds sings
G1 Psalms 45:9-11 NRSV daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10 Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house, 11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him.
G2 Here is a comment from the Believer’s Bible Commentary: 45:9 The King is not alone in the day of His power. The daughters of earth’s monarchs are among His royal attendants. At His right side is the queen, decked with jewelry of gold from Ophir. And who is the queen? Here we must resist the temptation to identify her with the church, since the church is not the subject of OT revelation (Ephesians 3:5-9; Colossians 1:26). We believe that the queen is the redeemed remnant of the nation of Israel (Ezekiel 16:10-14) and that the attendants may represent Gentile nations won to Christ through Israel’s testimony.
F4 Artistry [Emphasis is mine]
G1 Genesis 1:31 WEB God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
G2 The Hebrew word for good is טוֹב ṭôwb. It means good, pleasant, agreeable, etc.
H1 Exodus 2:2 GW The woman became pregnant and had a son. She saw how beautiful he was and hid him for three months.
H2 Genesis 26:7 GNB When the men there asked about his wife, he said that she was his sister. He would not admit that she was his wife, because he was afraid that the men there would kill him to get Rebecca, who was very beautiful.
G3 Not only was creation pronounced good, it was pronounced very good. The Hebrew word for very is טוֹב ṭôwb. It means exceedingly, much, etc. (adverb). [Emphasis is mine]
H1 1 Samuel 2:17 NKJV Therefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.
H2 Zechariah 14:14 NRSV even Judah will fight at Jerusalem. And the wealth of all the surrounding nations shall be collected—gold, silver, and garments in great abundance.
G1 The Hebrew word is שָׂמַח sâmach. It means to rejoice, be glad,
G2 Psalms 104:31 MKJV The glory of Jehovah shall endure forever; Jehovah shall rejoice in His works.
G3 Psalms 16:8-9 NRSV I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.
Posted by Choco in 2019 at 07:54
Labels: Discipleship, Discipling, God’s Attributes, Christian Character Traits