I woke this morning thinking about Jesus’ week. Recalling, Tuesday if my memory is right, was the day Scripture was “quiet” about Jesus’ activities. No mention at all.
I wondered if Jesus, knowing all that was coming in the next few days, chose to stay in Bethany with His friends and disciples on last “quiet” day. A place of rest.
“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 NKJV
The ESV uses the word “trust” in place of “confidence.
The Hebrew word is #982
Batech – visualize the letters in order.
Bet – Heart
Tet – Snake or the coiling or twisting and surrounding
Chet – Fence – protection, inner place, and looking straight at the letter – the full-face of Jesus.
“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
Kills our “confidence” and strength?
Looking at the letters,
the “snake” the “choking” place between our HEART
and the FULL FACE, Inner protection of Jesus.
Confidence – the place between our heart and Jesus.
“In quietness and confidence/trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
So I think as Jesus spent the day “quiet”, I’m going to “guard my heart” in His inner protection and strength, trusting in the One Who went all the way to the Cross for me.
blessings today my friends and neighbors.