What Does The Word ‘Seek’ Mean In Hebrew and Greek?

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Multiple times in the Bible, it tells us to seek various things. Seek God, His righteousness, peace, His face; all sorts of stuff. Curiosity overcame me and I wanted to know: what does the word seek actually mean? Seeking God is something I long to do, but how can I achieve that? I became determined to study the word seek and get a deeper understanding of its meaning.

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The Word Seek In Hebrew

There’s a bunch of words in Hebrew that are used to describe the word seek. I think the easiest way to lay out this information would be to give the words, then define what they mean. It’ll help us to get an all around feel of what these words mean. All of the definitions are taken from the Strong’s Expanded Dictionary of Bible Words. Click here to order now!

Baqar– to seek with pleasure or delight. This word can be found in in Psalm 24:7:

“One thing I have desired of the LORD,

That will I seek:

That I may dwell in the house of the LORD

All the days of my life,

To behold the beauty of the LORD,

And to inquire of His temple.” Read more

The 9 Fruit of the Spirit

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The 9 Fruit Of The Spirit

“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

-Galatians 5:22-23

Do you want to come up higher with God and experience numerous blessings? Do you want to impact the world around you and become a walking sermon? A great way to start is by growing in understanding of the fruit of the Spirit. I’m going to break them down to you and hopefully answer any question you may have about them.

Imagine traveling through a nature wonderland: orange trees, apple trees, peach trees, strawberry bushes, honeysuckles- anything you can imagine. The aroma would be amazing! Where would you begin? I know I love me some fresh peaches. Mmmm! But then imagine one scraggly tree, withering away screaming “Help me!” Among all the other trees, this one sticks out like a sore thumb. You walk over to it, concerned. It doesn’t make sense why this tree is the only one in a dead state because all the ones around it have abundant life. After analyzing it, you realize you don’t even know what kind of tree this is. There’s no leaves or fruit on it.

The bible describes the righteous as ‘a tree of life’. But in Matthew chapter 7, it’s clear that all people are compared to trees, whether good or bad. Jesus told the disciples that ‘by their fruits you will know them (v. 20).’ We don’t want to look like the tree in the description above. We want to be full of goodness that make people flock to us. People should speak well of you and your character. I understand that these things take time; just like a giant thick oak tree in your front lawn. The good news is that great, enormous tree once started as a little acorn.

When we become born again, everything that God is enters our spirit in seed form. As we water them with the water of the Word, our fruits begin to sprout. People start to notice there’s something different about you. In this post, we’ll explore each fruit of the Spirit to gain a deeper understanding of them and their meaning. Read more