Find Him in His Word May 9
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
At first read, this looks like a contradiction in principles? Let's dig a little deeper into the meaning of this compelling statement. Thou shalt fear; in this case, the word fear means to: morally revere God; causatively, it would be a very frightening experience to be in God's presence.
Also, the LORD's name is in all caps rendering this back to original Hebrew, it reads; את eth-YAHUAH ELOHAYKA.
את eth Are the first and last letters of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet (their alphabet.)
א Aleph which symbolizes the Ox Head, a symbol of strength as well as the symbol of the crown.
ת Tav is the last letter and represents the cross, the mark of the covenant.
YAHUAH: THE LORD
ELOHAYKA: Your GOD (singular meaning the only God)
Him shalt thou serve; Serve in Hebrew is aw-bad' to place yourself under
bondage with an unusual implication in meaning, and that is to be a "Worshipper."
And to him shalt thou cleave, cleave comes from the Hebrew
word 'daw-bak' which means to cling to, to pursue, to overtake
to be joined together.
And swear by his name, Swear comes from the Hebrew word 'shaw-bah'.
And wow! Does this word have meaning? It means to "seven oneself."
To "seven oneself " comes from the Seven Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude, faith, hope, and charity, or to take an oath.
Now let's some up the compelling statement in this verse:
Thou shalt morally revere as if you are in his presence, the Alpha
and Omega Jesus Christ the beginning and the end, the only God.
Indebt yourself to worship Him, pursue after Him, overtake Him
Be joined together with Him, in virtues: prudence, justice,
temperance, fortitude, faith, hope, and charity by His Name.
You can overtake Him in worship and find Him in prayer,
it's like when you were a small child, and you would chase after your dad and
your dad would always let you catch Him.
He is: El Elyon
God Most High