Morning quiet time.
In my view, through the window,
is the gas grill.
I couldn’t see the flowers planted on the other side of the grill,
but I know they are there,
because I planted them.
Made me think of heaven.
I can’t see heaven,
but I know it is there
beautiful…like the flowers.
Brought to mind what Jesus said to Thomas,
“Blessed are those who have not seen
and yet have believed. “ John 20:29 (NKJV)
I also thought of a promise to me…
“And blessed is she who believed
that there would be a fulfillment
of what was spoke to her from the LORD.” Luke 1:45 (ESV)
Not seen, but believed…
I thought of “success”.
What does it mean?
Do I want success?
I wondered if “success” was in the Concordance.
Yes, right there…but look,
the word immediately after
“success” is “Succoth.”
What does that mean?
“Booth” or for our western minds “tent”.
The letters are Samach, Kaf, Tav…
Sukkoth (sook-kohth) – booth, tent (Hebrew word & pictures displayed below)
Resting Under the Cover of the Cross!!
Went looking for the first mention of “Succoth.”
Genesis 33:17…our beloved Jacob.
Starting with verse 33:12.
“Then Esau said, “Let us journey on our way
and I will go ahead of you. “
Look at that,
Esau, the “world” says “let us” go on our way…”
“Let my lord pass on ahead of his servant,
and I will lead on slowly or “gently”…at the pace of the children”
Sounds like my Jesus…Respectful, humble,
“Come to Me, all who labor.. and I will give you rest…
I am gentle…
You will find rest…” Matthew 11:28-29 (ESV)
“So Esau returned that day on his way.
But Jacob journeyed to Succoth,
and built himself a house
and booths for his livestock.
Therefore the name of the place
is called “Sukkoth.” Verses 16-17
We can go the way of Esau…
making ourselves as the world…
and going their way to “success”
(remember Esau “returned” to the way he came.)
we can be Jacob…
resting under the cover of
and His promises to us.
Going gently, at a slower place.
Resting under the cover (Succoth – booth – tent) of the Cross
Finding all our “successes” are in Him Who loves us!
Sharing my journey through Scriptures
and the Hebrew word pictures.
Please feel free to share yours.
“Depend of the LORD in whatever you do
and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3
This verse was on the bottom of my journal page…Isn’t He sweet!
And guess what? The number 16
(from Proverbs 16:3) represents
the sixteenth Hebrew letter Ayin – an eye.
To see, to know, to understand.
Doing a happy dance in the land of Succoth today!!
Hebrew word – Succoth – Strong’s Concordance #5523
Sukkoth (sook-kohth) – booth, tent
Samech – Prop or Support – to rest
Kaf – Open cupped hand – to cover, under, wing of a bird
Tav – Cross – a covenant, a sign, a miracle
The word picture for Tav changed from what
we would recognized as a “cross” when the Jewish nation
went into the Babylonian captivity time period.