Pro 18:10 (KJV) The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
We have been looking at this verse in particular and we have been zeroing in on the revelation, which King Solomon must have seen. Especially, after looking at what his father King David had said about the Lord being a high tower, in the book of Psalm.
We showed that in Hebrew, the Name of the Lord is spelled, יהוה
Last week we looked at the first letter in this Hebrew word, which was ” י “. This week we are looking at the 2nd and 4th letters in the “Name” of the Lord. Which is “ה“, It is pronounced, “Hey”!
This is a very exciting letter to look at and examine. We mentioned the original letters in the Hebrew alphabet all started off being pictures. Then they were formed into the letters we see today…over time. But the meanings of the letters still stand and can shed a lot of insight into, a word’s definition.
One more fact, the letters in Hebrew, also stand for numbers. They didn’t have the Roman or Latin numbers when things were first being counted. Instead, they used each of the letters to count with and do math by, as well.
So, for example, the letter ” א “, (“Aleph”) is the 1st letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Just like “A / a” is the first letter in the English alphabet. Aleph’s pictorial meaning is Strong, Leader, Power, Gentle, Tame, Ox, and/or Bull. [The original letter looked like an ox head.]
Because it is the first letter it also means, “The one which is first or the head of something.” Almost instinctively, we understand its numeric value is going to = “1 / one”.
Now getting back to the 2nd and 4th letters in the “Name” of the Lord. Which is “ה“, “Hey”!
This letter stands out from all the rest! Simply because, the pictorial for this letter is the only one that does not stand for a thing, i.e. in this case, (the name of something you can touch).
For example, the 2nd letter in Hebrew is (Bayit), ” ב ” it represents a house, a tent, or a family unit inside of a dwelling.
The 3rd letter is (Gimel), ” ג “ it represents a camel, a foot, or something that is lifted up.
With this knowledge, let’s now look at the letter (Hey), ” ה “. Instead of, its pictorial representing a thing or an object. It is the picture of a man with “Raised up arms”. Looking at and beholding what he sees and in this case, it’s “God” and all of His wondrous acts. Including, everything from creation to salvation.
Sometimes, (Hey), ” ה “ has a pictorial representation of a window. But it’s not the window itself, it is instead what you do at the window. You look out and behold or see all of God’s creation, goodness, mercy, grace, provision, and salvation. All of which are continuous in His provision for us.
Also, since (Hey), ” ה “ represents “God” and the fact that you cannot put God into a thing because He’s everywhere. It further clarifies the letter’s meaning of, “looking at and beholding all the things God has made and given to us.”
It even includes, the very breath we breathe. If someone has exerted themselves, we may refer to the sound of their breathing as being, “Heavy”. Or if they are panting and trying to catch their breath, we may refer to that as breathing “Hard”. If we just exhaled after holding our breath for just a few moments. The sound it makes coming out of our mouths almost has that instinctive “H or Ha“ sound to it.
I don’t believe any of these “H” words or sounds are by accident. Instead, it paints a picture for those of us who seek after God and His presence…of His unmerited Favor/Grace, which He gives to us daily. Our very existence, even our every breath comes from the “One” we are beholding, in the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, (Hey), ” ה “.
When we look at this letter’s numeric value, it is “Five, 5” and it is the 5th letter in the Hebrew alphabet.
It is amazing how many times in scripture, (and in nature) we see the number 5, used to represent or speak of the Grace, Beauty, Goodness, and Provision of our Lord. Jesus knew this letter/number and its meaning very well. In Matthew 6:34-44 , we see Jesus asking the disciples how much food they have to feed the 5 thousand men, plus women and children.
Once the disciples checked around, they had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. Jesus told them to have the people sit down and He feed them all from the 5 loaves of bread and the 2 fish. Then they collected 12 baskets full of leftover fish and bread after everyone had eaten until they were full.
David, (when he went to go face Goliath) could have picked up any amount of stones from the brook. But he picked up 5 stones. Not 4 or 6 stones, but 5 of them. Now, look at what he said to the giant.
1Sam 17:45 (ESV) Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
Oh, praise the Lord! David also knew something about the “NAME” of the “LORD”! He picked up 5 smooth stones, from the brook and then said, “I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.“
The letter (Hey), ” ה “ speaks of the provision of “Unmerited Favor or Grace” from our Lord. Its meaning is shown many times over in the “Letter” and in the “Number” of the letter, which is “5”.
This is so good! But I have to end it here and continue next week. Or else I will just keep on explaining.
My friends, when we tie all of this together, you are no doubt, going to want to shout or leap for joy! 🙂 Be blessed in everything you do, in “JESUS’ NAME”, Amen and Amen. 🙂
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