But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.” (Psalm 13:5, ESV)

Trusted – The most common Hebrew word which we translate as trust. It means to trust in another person or thing.  Here, David has trusted in God’s…

Hesed – Variously translated as mercy, lovingkindness, steadfast love; the word is difficult to translate.  Lexham Theological Wordbook defines it as: The core idea of this term relates to loyalty within a relationship. In relation to the concept of love, it denotes God’s faithfulness to his people.

This leads David to…

Rejoice – The main idea of this Hebrew word is to rejoice in response to God and to his deeds, in this particular case to rejoice in…

Salvation – The core idea of this word is “salvation from danger.”  It is the Hebrew word: Yeshua, which takes the Greek form: Jesus.  Recall that the angel tells Joseph that Mary will have a child:

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”” (Matthew 1:21, ESV)

Jesus is the Yeshua (salvation) of God.

 

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