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August 18, 2021 9:38 am
Robby takes us up to take an overview of the Wisdom and Understanding found in the Alef and Bet sixteen verses - How to make Dad proud from Deut. 4
The treasurers of the hundred and 19 so we are going on a treasure hunt and the gold we are seeking in this treasure hunt is actually the phrase of God like join us taking this deep dive mining with David in the hundred and 19 all it on the elevator and we are finishing the aleph and go to bed. I thought it would be a good time to take a break go up a little higher and get a sort of overhead view for a minute of what we been looking at. I think there's some details that are really only found sometimes by looking from above and and so now that we finished all eight verses of aleph. I wanted to review the aleph a bit and then move on the bet because or something that I think the absolute treasure and is part of.
Clearly what the psalmist was getting at when he did this in so in order to to go into that. I want to look at Deuteronomy 4, four minute, specifically Deuteronomy 4, five and six and look at these verses because I think speak volumes into what King David are the psalmist was working at when when he did this all so Deuteronomy 45 says, behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments even as the Lord my God commanded you you should do so in the Lamb where you go to possess it in six says keep therefore, and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding so you notice that the word keep is connected to wisdom and the word do ineligible to keep these things for wisdom and your understanding would be that you actually did them in the sight of nations well when you look at the first two competitors of the aleph bit there very much connected to wisdom and understanding, and it if you think about it like this. If you're a father you know there's nothing like having kids that have wisdom right and in the clearly King David taught this to his son right because there's several Proverbs about how you shame your father when you're do foolish things well if clear when you go above the verses of aleph.
The David was all about trying to make sure that he was not foolish to his father because when we look at these. I think it's absolutely beautiful that King David use that word. Keep in so many of the verses in the aleph section so we we get through the first Blessed are those that walk in the way, Lord, but then the second verse right. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and then we get down to the fourth verse says that was commanded us to keep thy precepts and the fifth verse that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes eight verse he actually lands there right where he says I will keep thy statutes or forsake me not utterly you can see that here he is trying to show his father that he is seeing the wisdom it in being able to keep all these different things and again the very things that are in Deuteronomy 4 when you look at it you go. Oh this is interesting. So clearly. Here is saying how can I make my dad proud I can keep these things and and so it's fascinating to me that even wrote it is an acrostic so that people would memorize it. Well, as they memorize these verses. Guess what they are doing they are keeping them there guarding them in their heart right and and and I'm clear that David knew these things if you want to really keep this is which is really the the practice that I've been doing myself, you know, for about six weeks the hell is I've been attempting to memorize and I actually have gotten through the first 24 versus but it's amazing as you memorize these things you really do keep them and I can't help but note that also you know if you ever try to throw away a Bible and you know that was even before I was a Christian I had a Bible that I lugged around with me. One of the only things I have for my childhood. Is this Bible because it's wisdom to keep that kind of thing. So one of the things that we are clearly charged with here is data. How can we keep these for the next generation of me think how beautiful it is for generations and generations. The Jews kept and so then when Christ came on the scene. There was something for him to speak to that people could all make reference to and so after Christ. Think of all the monks in all the different people who This word the wisdom of that is his is really remarkable and so as you look through this aleph and you think about G.
How can we make dad out by keeping them right and then it says that understanding is to do so as we make the turn from aleph to bet right. We think that aleph has to do with father and again all these items, but when you think of about that that the next letter in that which has to do with father is a bet which also means house, which is also the very first letter in the Torah itself right is there sheet so another so many nuggets coming our way. In these next eight verses but I don't want child to miss that the relationship between wisdom and understanding that were going into an understanding itself begins with the bet and it has to do with doing things so as we look into these next eight verses that you see now is that we've had a chance to keep we got to start doing some stuff working to get there and that upcoming verses we get back in the mineshaft go back again into these verses Natalie had a brief look from above both the aleph and the band