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).