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April 25, 2022 8:22 am
Psalms 119:169 TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
So much in life has to do with asking the right questions. This one is amazing. My mind can even get around the size of this question and such is the Wisdom verse of The Hebrew Letter TAV in so may ways - TRUTH Alef Mem TAV
This is the Truth Network treasurers of today we get to jump in to last my kids on the last day versus are on the Hebrew letter taught them how amazing how beautiful that letter is it is the last letter in the word truth and in so many different ways. The letter Tom represents that what's true and what's right absolutely amazing and and and so many different ways as you study the word. I think you'll see as we go through these eight verses it's like what happens at the end of the story that that you know when the seeds of been sown and everything's been raped. You know what ended up happening is you know a result of what your planet, you know, so here the name of the fruit is going to be harvested literally God stamp on things and so many different ways and so this letter is absolutely beautiful as we dig into it in a different verses so as well as talk about the first verse which is verse 169 would be the wisdom of the letter Tom and oh my goodness, the wisdom of this letter is absolutely spectacular in my opinion, so the verse reads in English.
Let my cry come near before the Lord give me understanding, according to thy word and and so you know is always the first word in the verses going to start with the letter taught of and in this particular case, the idea of left which is that it's a really beautiful idea. It begins with the tower because it's going to be the end but then word LAT is actually a cliff which we talked about so many times as proximity and getting close to God and so this idea of this cry coming before the in other words this person while we as were saying this particular part of the prayer is work walking to get close and were wanting God to Harris right and what a week. What were doing is actually asking a question that cry is kind of what it is like when you win disciples have questions. And so I think it's absolutely the wisdom of the letter to office to tell us that when we have questions we supposed to take that to supposed to draw into God and were supposed to ask him and think about how many things in your life happened as a result of you pushing into God and asking him the big questions while here the big questions that were to ask are according to thy word. In other words, how wonderful how wonderful and wonderful when we have big questions about the word of God is what I've discovered, Morgan Snyder, who is sort of John Eldridge's protégé tells this story on discipleship. Morgan Snyder was a young college student in one of John's classes and after class on time. He stood in a kind of acumen and he came out and and asked John if he could be his disciple and John said well you know in order to be my disciple. I need to know what are your questions, Morgan and have any right that minute, but he went back and prayed about it and then he came back and you know here we are, whatever.
30 years later as is that idea of you know the way we learn, is we have questions why we we don't understand everything in the way we get understanding is if we ask in a free letter, cry, come near before the right. If we want to harvest some truths we have to ask those big questions and so you know are my favorite stories along this line is for years and years and years. I'd love the song of Solomon and I studied and I read it and I read it, and I studied it. The part that just had me perplexed and did at me perplexed for years was the part in in in the fifth chapter where the beloved you know is got do drops like drops of the night on his head and and he reaches his hand through the lock of the door and ends up with his murder on his hand, and you know it says I was sleeping, but my heart was awake the beloved to move towards us.
The church in summary times I've been there. I slept but my heart was awake. I rose to find my beloved nobody was gone and so eat. She went into the city. If you keep reading and in the chapter and what happens is the watchmen on the walls. They took me they beat me they took away my coat. They took away my cloak and I thought you know clearly there's something significant about this, but I have no understanding of why were hearing that she rose to go find her beloved and as she's walking through the city, the watchman took her they beat or they took away her cloak and and what would be the benefit of such a discussion, so I studied it, and I thought about it. I prayed about it and I studied it, and I thought about it and at some point in time.
He answered that prayer about maybe four years ago and when my mind was open to the understanding of what the question was that I had here on what that was all about. All my goodness it's beyond beautiful.
You know I always put it together that clearly when we talk about this passage. It has to be related and somehow to the garden of Gethsemane right because you know their Jesus was had great drops of blood on his you know that he was dripping from his hair from his forehead and and also write if you remember the disciples couldn't stay awake. If know he kept asking them get you wait with me for one hour. So as I picture this and put myself back into that situation. I went all my goodness there was a situation where the watchman took somebody and beat them and took away their cloak and it was that that was Peter Ryan because what happened was is Peter had told Jesus. Earlier that night.
Don't worry, I'm here for you no matter what. Well, later that night as he was standing around these different fires you know they kept asking him, you know. Are you one of them and in three different ways. Obviously he denied Christ, but all if you thought about it, but what he was doing. He was wearing a cloak he was wearing a mask like we often do, that we are something that were not necessarily has Peter was to find out. And so, in their own ways owes watchmen on the walls as guards. That night as he was watching Jesus's trial from afar.
They beat him, and they took away his mask so he could see for himself right where his heart really was and so what a beautiful beautiful passage as we begin to see what the song of Solomon chapter 5 is really telling us is that you know when we sleep on our hearts awake were not aware of the mass that were wearing and God fortunately right, he is going to move in there and show us right. We need those watchmen on the wall. Sometime they meet seem like they're being brutal to us but was actually happening is there showing us the mask that were wearing and this is critical understanding to being able to get rid of that cloak so we can move in closer to God, write that letter of cooked that that idea of getting closer to God. What gets in the way so many times is the masks that I wear that I don't even realize I'm wearing so you know I love the idea of you know, the watchman beating me and producing me and taking away my cloak because it when that cloak is gone.
Then I can get up there close to Jesus like Peter did right and and Peter and Jesus clearly restored Peter and so many different ways, and as a result, the fruit, the top of you know of that relationship of the wisdom that he was given as a result of that beating is unbelievable and there we have for the beginning of the letter to all of this idea of truth right it's it's amazing.
It is the last letter in the word Emmett which is truth to give you an idea that at the end of the story. We will know the truth which its olive Mem tub so that idea of you know that Alice be in the first letter we talked about the middle letter meeting.
Mem, which is the Messiah. As he got a got the father and the son in their own ways, but at the end were going to know what the truth is, so the big the last letter in the word truth has everything to do with what the letter is Emmett you can hear that T sound and it is also the first letter in the word Torah, but the idea again of Ament and Torah and all is that know when you look at the beginning of the alphabet through the middle of the alphabet is true, and certainly when you get down to the end you'll know it's all true.
Everyone will know what in the end, and that's we get to study these eight verses in the Thompson