Omer Day 8


Trust in Adonai with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him; then he will level your paths.

Proverbs 3:5,6

Once again, we are faced with a dilemma: What meaning of trust do I assume – the Greek or the Hebrew? So, let’s examine both.

The Greek word for trust is ἐλπίζω, elpiso, meaning to hope for or expect. This is passive in its intent. In other words, to trust in someone is to hope and/or expect they will come through for you.

The Hebrew word for trust is בָּטח, batach, and it means to be bold and to act in a secure way. This is an active word. In Hebrew, trust means to step forward and be bold, acting in a secure way with the one you trust.

Abba B’Shamayim, Heavenly Father, thank you for allowing us to be bold in our relationships with You. Give us the courage to always go forward with confidence and follow the narrow path in which You have invited us to walk. Help us to surpass ourselves and give us the courage to answer Your calls. Glory to You, our Rock, our Fortress, our Shield! (Psalm 144:1,2) B’Shem Adonai Yeshua, Mashichainu, our Messiah, Amen.

By heartformessiah

Dr. Michael Wodlinger is a Messianic Jew, living in Quebec, Canada. He has been a university professor and a rabbi of a Messianic Fellowship.

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