From “Discipleship and Discipline”, by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005:
“The Hebrew word for good in this reference is “Towb”, which means moral goodness as contrasted with moral evil. It also means good, right, pleasant, beautiful, excellent, lovely, delightful, joyful, fruitful, sound, righteous, virtue. This listing brings to mind Paul’s admonition in Philippians 4: 8, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.” This is the correct living of our lives. This is the successful approach to our responsibilities as disciples. This view sheds new light on the Lord’s command to Adam and Eve in Genesis 1: 28 to “be fruitful, and multiply”.”
About THE DISCIPLE
William H. “Bill” Hicks is a graduate of Wesleyan University, BA, Religion, 1971 who also holds a Masters in Public Health Degree (MPH) from the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health (1973). Bill also has studied at the Dallas Theological Seminary. He grew up in Harlem, New York City, USA during the 1950s and 1960s, graduating from high school before attending Mount Hermon Preparatory School and undergraduate school in Connecticut. He has spent most of his professional life in the public health arena, while being constantly in ministry. He received his license to preach the Gospel at Oklahoma City, OK in 1971. He has written extensively on Christian topics. He enjoys life in Chattanooga, TN with former District Public Defender Ardena Garth Hicks, his wife of 30 years. They have two daughters, Rachel (BA, University of Memphis magna cum laude, 2014) and Sarah (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Global Scholar, University of Tulsa, 2017).