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Metaphysical meaning of Rei (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Rei (mbd)
Rei, re'-l (Heb.)--friendly; companionable; sociable; lovable; inclination; thought; desire; will; nourishing; feeding; shepherding.

One of David's mighty men. He remained friendly to David and would not join Adonijah in his conspiracy against David, to take the throne (I Kings 1:8).

Meta. The inner assurance of the individual that Jehovah is a friend and a shepherd to him. This in turn begets a feeling of good will and kindly interest in the individual toward others (friendly, companionable, lovable, nourishing, shepherding). "We love, because he first loved us" (I John 4:19). This kindly, friendly, good-will attitude of mind belongs to and is a strong asset of the love (David) quality in man (Rei was one of David's mighty men, one who stayed with David at a time when he needed help).

Preceding Entry: Rehum
Following Entry: Rekem