In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...
'Word,' as in Psalms 119:6-17, stands for doctrine in general. 'The Word,' as in Psalms 147:18, signifies divine good united with divine truth. 'Word,' as...
Angels do give us guidance, but they are mere helpers; the Lord alone governs us, through angels and spirits. Since angels have their assisting role,...
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...
'Orphans' signify people who are in a state of innocence and charity, and desire to know and to do what is good but are not...
'Wrath,' as in Genesis 49:7, signifies aversion from truth. 'Great wrath,' as in Revelation 12:12, signifies hatred against the new church.
Dew, in Deut. 32:2 signifies the multiplication of truth from good, and the fructification of good by truth.
'A root,' as in Malachi 4:1, signifies charity. The dried up root,' as in Hosea 9:16, 17, signifies charity which could not bear fruit.
'Lebanon' signifies spiritual good. 'Lebanon' signifies the church regarding the perception of truth from the rational self.
Fragrance means the affection of truth derived from good.
We tend to think of "fruit" in two ways in natural language. One is as food that grows on trees and vines, sweet and delicious,...