One translation of “Teêbo” is hope. We are reminded in 1 Peter 1:3-4 that we ourselves are reborn into a living hope that can never spoil, perish, or fade, thanks to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And this hope is an anchor for our very souls (Hebrews 6:19).
In a spiritual context Teêbo also means “faith.” As we work in faith, that there is a reward, both seen and unseen, for those who live in obedience to the Lord.
Additionally, the Bible asserts that faith without works is dead (James 2:17) and the key to a productive and active faith is love.
We keep the command of Galatians 5:6 by expressing our faith through love, believing that this love will bear fruit in works of charity.
As it is written in 1 John 3:16-17 we understand that we are to live sacrificially for others, and not just for ourselves, for if we have the means with which to help another but show no pity, how can we transmit God’s love?
It is a privilege to share what we have with others and we can share everything, especially when we know the Lord and have died to ourselves.
The example in 2 Corinthians 8:3-5 teaches a great lesson. When Paul was collecting alms for the starving believers of Judea, the Macedonian church’s level of generosity impressed him because the members gave beyond their ability. And the reason they did so was because they fully gave themselves to God and then to those in need.
1 Peter 4:10 tell us that we should use the gifts we’ve been given to serve others. Teêbo serves as framework where partners can fully experience this joy with the help and assistance of God.