Sense: trusted object
n. — someone (or something) that is the object of a person’s trust.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
We most often think of trust as a confidence in something—a sort of feeling. But trust can also refer to the object of a person’s trust. In the Bible Sense Lexicon we have created a sense for “trusted object.” In the case of Jer 17:7 we can see a sense for “to trust (faith)” that is probably the most common idea of trust, but we also have “trusted object” later in the verse. This is because the concepts are slightly different. Instead of just talking about the feeling of trust, the author has written in such a way to show us that the object of trust is the Lord himself. The author hits on the different focuses of “trust” and the Bible Sense Lexicon brings out this case—that our trust is a feeling of confidence in God, but also that God is the trusted object we put our hope in.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.
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