All posts by Matt Maldre

Qavah (wait) in Psalm 130:5

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;— Psalm 130:5 Wait (qavah) look eagerly for. A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting),i.e. Collect; to expect, gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait—Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance To wait for Jehovah is not simply a matter of patience, or even of longing, but includes the ideas of trust and the confidence which characterize hope.—Precept… Read the rest

Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Fear God

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. —Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God — Which is put here for all the inward worship of God, reverence, and love, and trust, and a devotedness of heart to serve and please him; and keep his commandments — This is properly added, as a necessary effect, and certain evidence of the true and genuine fear of God.… Read the rest

Meaning of “singing” in Psalm 100:2 (renanah)

Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!—Psalm 100:2 The Hebrew word for “singing” in Psalm 100:2 is renanah, which could mean: a ringing cry (Strong’s Concordance)joyful voice, singing, triumphing (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)to exclaim the victoryjoyful songs (NIV)singing with joy (NLT)rejoicing (NASB)to exclaim the victory (Worship Words)joyful voice (“Pure Praise (Revised): A Heart-Focused Bible Study on Worship” By Dwayne Moore)shout of joy, i.e.,… Read the rest