Daily Bible Verse

Study: Will, wish, desire

THELO (G2309) AND THELEEMA (G2307) – an emotional impulse, natural desire or wish (without determining or forming purpose); ungoverned wish

Thelo – Greek (verb)

to will, to wish, to desire, implying the simple act of volition (the act of willing the act of determining choice, or forming a purpose); to have a natural impulse or desire, without regard to the deliberation or consideration; THELO is therefore used of cases where the wisdom and in justice, etc. are not apparent , but where the will is arbitrary (not governed by any fixed rules) or absolute.

Bullinger: The means to wish or desire, and is the emotional element which leads to the consequent action. It is therefore stronger than bouloumai, because the natural impulse is stronger than resolve.

(2307) THELEEMA – Greek (noun)

will, active volition (the act of willing the act of determining choice, or forming a purpose), wish, desire.

Bullinger: the noun Thelema must also be noted with the same distinction from boulema, as denoting the desire rather than the resolve.

(G1014) BOULOMAI and BOULEMA – to wish, desire, ( with deliberate determination)

Bullinger Lexicon: to wish, to desire, to have that desire from which THELO sometimes springs, to have a wish, intention, or purpose, formed after mature deliberation; to deliberately purpose ofter careful consideration.

Bullinger Bible: though it sometimes means much more, yet has reference to the result of THEO; viz. the deliberate determination, whether in accordance with or contrary to, the original wish or impulse.

BOULEMA is the to be distinguished from THELEMA as denoting resolve, counsel, or determination , rather than the wish or desire. BOULEMA occurs twice, acts 27:43. Romans 9:19

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 – Spiritual Diversities – God gives as he determines. He provides gifts according to His desired wish

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

(G3195) MELLO – to intend, to be about to do (with the idea of expectation)

mel’-lo; a strengthened form of MELEI (through the idea of expectation); to intend, i.e. be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation):—about, after that, be (almost), (that which is, things, which was for) to come, intend, was to (be), mean, mind, be at the point, (be) ready, + return, shall (begin), (which, that) should (after, afterwards, hereafter) tarry, which was for, will, would, be yet.

(G3199) MELEI – to care about,

mel’-o; a primary verb; to be of interest to, i.e. to concern (only third person singular present indicative used impersonally, it matters):—(take) care.

1 Peter 5:7 – God cares (cares about) you.

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Psalms 55:11 – cast your “care and anxiety” and he shall

22 Cast thy burden (H3053, lot, care) upon the Lord, and he shall sustain (hold up, support, keep from falling) thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Matthew 13:22 – cares and anxieties of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke God’s word and thereby becomes unfruitful

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

(G3308) MERIMNA (4 more words associated in Bullinger lexicon) – care, anxiety

Strongs: from G3307 (through the idea of distraction); solicitude:—care. care, anxiety.

Bullinger Lexicon: dividing or distracting the mind; then, that which does so, as care, thought, especially anxious care, trouble

1 Peter 5:7

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care (MERIMNA) upon him; for he careth (MELEI) for you.

(G3307) MERIZO – to part, divide

μερίζω merízō, mer-id’-zo: From G3313; to part, i.e. (literally) to apportion (to assign in just proportion, to divide), bestow, share, or (figuratively) to disunite, differ:—deal, be difference between, distribute, divide, give participle

“WILL OF GOD” – Phrase

Mark 3:31-35 – whoever does the will of God is Christ’s brother

31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

Romans 12:1-21 – We are not to be shaped or fashioned by this age, but alter our bearings by renewing and renovating our

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed (shaped or fashioned) to this world (age): but be ye transformed (alter one’s bearing) by the renewing (renovation) of your (the) mind (the organ of moral thinking), that ye may prove(to your proving) what is that (the) good, and acceptable (well pleasing), and perfect, “WILL (will, active volition (the act of willing the act of determining choice, or forming a purpose), wish, desire) OF GOD”.

For I say, through the grace (undeserved favor) given unto me, to every man (one) that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly (unto the being of a sound mind; without enthusiasm, without intemperate passion, cooly), according as God hath dealt (imparted) to (each and) every man (one) the measure (standard) of (the) faith.

For as we have many members in one body, and all (the) members have not the same office:

So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one (severally) (the) members one of another.

Having (But having) then gifts (by grace) differing (diverse and varying) according to (alone with which) the grace (free favor) that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation (encouragement after someone lost something): he that giveth (impart, share, communicate), let him do it with simplicity (plainness); he that ruleth (presides over), with diligence (haste, earnestness); he that sheweth mercy (have active compassion), with cheerfulness (gay, joyous, cause to shine).

Let love be without dissimulation (not counterfeit, not hypocritical, real, sincere). Abhor (Aversion, detesting) that which is (the) evil; cleave (to stick; adhere) to that which is (the) good.

10 Be kindly affectioned (like a family) one to another with brotherly love (love for the brethren); in honour preferring one another;

11 Not slothful (slow or tardy) in business (serious purpose); fervent (boiling hot) in (the) spirit; serving the Lord;

12 Rejoicing in hope (expectation of future good); patient in tribulation; continuing instant (steadfast) in prayer;

13 Distributing (communications or partaking) to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality (kindness to strangers).

14 Bless them which persecute(try to see you ion pain, injury, distress) you: bless, and curse not.

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

16 Be of the same mind (in brother sympathy with) one toward another. Mind (set affection on) not high things (think overweeningly: too much vanity or conceit), but condescend (be carried away with) to men of low estate (the lowly ones). Be not wise in your own conceits (eyes; perception?).

17 Recompense (repay) to no man evil for evil. Provide (take thought beforehand) things honest (good or beautiful) in the sight (presence of) of all men.

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place (a specific place, spot) unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil (generically bad, both moral and physical), but overcome evil with good.

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