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The flowers are springing up,
the season of singing birds
has come;
Song of Solomon 2v12

How to use this glossary: Each word has two definitions.
The first is a very simple word equivalent, just a phrase or a few words. The second is a more detailed explanation with examples.

Glossary Terms - W

Evoking visions of a daily stroll with an invisible companion
Besides the normal meaning, "walk" in the Bible refers to the way we behave. For instance, "walk carefully, not as fools, but as wise" means "be careful how you act".
[Bible]  [Bible Study]  [Spiritual Warfare]  [walk the talk and talk the walk]  [walk with God]  [World, The

walk by faith
Walking by faith is a moment to moment dependence on the Holy Spirit as you trust God regardless of the outcome of any given situation.
To live in the firm belief of the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for salvation. --
2 Corinthians 5:7 "(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)"
[Belief]  [Faith]  [Gospel]  [Holy Spirit]  [Salvation

Walk in the Flesh
To indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. --Rom. viii. 1.
Self-destructive behaviour resulting from rejecting God's ways and doing things in our own power.
[Sin, Sinner]  [Walk

walk the talk and talk the walk
The greatest source of incongruency we have in our christianity is between what we say we are and what we do. When it should be "walk the talk and talk the walk".

To walk by the spirit and speak accordingly, the truest meaning of being a "follower and a disciple" of Christ.
We can have all kinds of head knowledge of God, but if we're not living the fruit of the Spirit, we're not living by example. It's our living witness that turns people's heads, not how much we can quote God's word.

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11
[Disciple]  [Follower]  [Walk

walk through the fire
To be exercised with severe afflictions.

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.
Isa. 43v2.

walk with God
To live in obedience to his commands, and have communion with him.
- Isa. xliii. 2
We want God to lead us into all truth and be taught of Him so that we may walk and live in the truth.
[Commandment(s)]  [Obedience

Walk with the Lord
God's presence is real and makes a difference in your daily life.
[Christianity]  [God

Washed in the Blood
When Jesus died, our sins were obliterated. Therefore, we refer to His blood as having "washed them away."
In the passage from Revelation, John of Patmos observes a great multitude, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands, worshipping and praising God. These are the saints, who, he goes on to say, have "washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb" (Rev. 7:14).

To be washed in the blood of the Lamb is to be washed by virtue of the blood of Jesus, that is, by virtue of his death. This is a familiar idea: we are justified, rendered acceptable, through the death of Jesus. Jesus' death is noteworthy because it is a truly innocent death. This is what it means to refer to Jesus as a lamb.
[Crucify, Crucifixion]  [Lamb (of God)]  [Sacrifice

Watchmaker Argument
The world is an orderly and beautiful structure; we can tell that it must have been made by someone, just as if you found a watch on an empty beach, you would know, even if you had never seen a watch before, that it must have been made by someone.
[Palaeontology]  [Theological Argument

Wesley, Charles
(1707 - 1788) English Methodist preacher and hymn writer. Charles Wesley was a leader of the Methodist movement, the younger brother of John Wesley.

Charles Wesley is said to have produced about 6,500 hymns, many of which are still used in Protestant churches; among the best known are "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" and "Jesus, Lover of My Soul."
[Methodist]  [Wesley, John

Wesley, John
(1703-1791) Evangelical preacher and the founder of Methodism.
[Methodist]  [Wesley, Charles

West Bank
An area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
The West Bank is a region between Israel and Jordan. It is currently occupied by Israel and mostly inhabited by Palestinians and Israeli settlers.

Formerly part of the British Mandate of Palestine, it was controlled by Jordan from 1949 to 1967 and by Israel from 1967 to the present.
[Palestine]  [Palestinian]  [Qumran

A wild and uninhabited area
[Jesus]  [Lent

Wise Men
See Magi

A witness tells what he or she has seen. When Christians talk about witnessing, we mean that we are to tell people what we have seen Christ do in our lives. Witnessing is one of the fundamental responsibilities of a Christian.
This is a good Bible word -- used hundreds of times in the KJV. It's also used as part of our legal process. But is it the best word for Christians to use for sharing the story of Jesus with someone?
Acts 23:11 in the KJV reads: "Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome."
The New International Version (NIV) reads: "Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome."
The NCV reads: "Be brave. You have told people in Jerusalem about me. You must do the same in Rome."
Telling people about Jesus. That sounds pretty natural. But no, we can't just tell people -- we have to "witness" to them
[Great Commission]  [Martyr]  [Testimony

Deep distress or misery, as from grief; wretchedness.
Great suffering, pain, or sadness.
Jeremiah 4:13-14
Lamentations 5:15-16
Matthew 23
Revelation 12:12

Taken out of man: Gen 2:21-23
[Adam and Eve

Word of God
The sacred writings of the Christian religion
Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred. Believing that their sacred texts are wholly divine or partially inspired in origin, the faithful use titles like Word of God to denote the holy writings.

Often used in reference to the good things we do to try (in vain) to earn God's forgiveness or acceptance.
[Deeds]  [Faith]  [Forgive/Forgiveness]  [Salvation

World, The
The things of this world, in contradistinction to religious matters
Two Greek words that translate as "world":
- cosmos (relating to space)
- eon (relating to time)

Christians usually mean the latter, as in "the people/values of this current life (vs. the next life)."
[Christianity]  [Religion]  [Walk

From a Hebrew word that means "to bow, or stoop." People tend to think of worship as mostly a cerebral activity, when in actuality the fullest transaction occurs when you also worship with your body (bow, sing, clap, raise hands, kneel, dance, etc.)
Means "to bow down." Worship is an act of highest respect.
Psalm 95:6
Worship is praising and serving someone who is worthy. The Bible teaches that only God is worthy of worship. The heart of human sin is worshipping and serving something instead of the true God.
Deuteronomy 30:15-18
Matthew 4:8-10
Romans 1:25
Revelation 14:6-12
God's people joyfully praise and thank God when they are in his presence.
Psalm 96
Psalm 100
John 4:23-24
Revelation 7:9-17
The followers of Jesus give their whole lives as worship to God.
Romans 12:1-2
[Praise]  [Pray(er)]  [Thanksgiving

A person who is involved in an act of worship.

Wrath is a somewhat archaic word, used mainly within religion, to refer to extreme anger. It is one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Strong anger. God's wrath is his great anger that comes when people will not stop sinning. This wrath leads to punishment of sin.
Deuteronomy 29:18-29
Psalm 78 Romans 1:18
Colossians 3:5-6
God's people are saved from the wrath of God. They trust in his mercy, and are faithful followers of Jesus.
Psalm 103:8-13
Jeremiah 32:36-41
Romans 5:9
1 Thessalonians l:9b-IO
For now. God is patiently holding back his wrath. Now is the day of salvation. This is the time for people to repent.
2 Peter 3:9
But one day, the great wrath of God against sin will be fully unleashed.
Romans 2:1-11
2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
Revelation 19:11-21
[God]  [Sin, Sinner