“…like a lamb that was led to slaughter…”Isaiah 53:7
The Hebrew definition of this Scripture can be translated as this:
“…like an animal, He was pushed out, brought forth with pomp, to be butchered.”
– The cost of this road is becoming far to clear. My whole being wants to turn away, hid my eyes, close my mind. To turn away now, was not an option for Jesus, the Perfect Lamb of God Who was slain for me. –
Poem to Ponder
“He set His “face like flint”,
He freely went.”
“Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection”, page 24, Denise Balog
Scripture First Mentions – Between the words “Separate” and “Servant”
is the “serpent”.
Yep, Separate – Jesus calls – Come follow Me.
Servant – our hearts are opened to His.
but right there in the middle…is the “serpent”
“who was more subtle than any beast…” Genesis 3:1
“…who was more subtle…” comes in many forms.
Sickness, distractions, the list can go as far as that bridge pictured.
With that said, my husband is on the road to recovery from surgery. Yesterday I was very concerned because it was not going as “quickly” as I thought recovery should be heading. As for myself, I made a doctor appointment -right ear continues from sinus issues.
My heart is “separated” to desire, but the “serpent”who is more subtle…has placed many distractions before this “servant.”
(I had to cancel the house Bible study meeting this evening)
One last “word”. Jesus is SO sweet to encourage us in our daily walk.
One small word is placed before the word ‘serpent’ in the Concordance.
“Seraiah” 2 Samuel 8:17
“who was the scribe”
Definition – Jah has prevailed. The name of 9 Israelites – and was mentioned in the context of one who served in King David’s administration.
Thank You Jesus, in Your tenderness, there still room to serve in the King’s administration and court. I loved the number 9…Nine fruits of the Spirit; nine gifts of the Spirit; and oh yea, been studying on the NINE candlestick lamp the Menorah!
Light the way my King! Jesus, You are the Servant Lamp!!
Photos taken in Africa by my friend L.C. who, even in with her health issues and concerns, continues to serve in the Kingdom.
“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between the sheepfolds.” Genesis 49:14
Yesterday, I went looking for the first mention of the word “strong”.
It actually means, “skeleton of the body, and bones.”
I thought this strange.
This morning, the verse came to mind again, only the word “crouching”.
In the Hebrew the word is actually #7257 – “lying”.
Issachar was Leah’s 5th son. Five reflects – Favor and Grace!
“And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son…Issachar.” Genesis 30:17
Of the tribe of Issachar it is said they are
“Mighty men of valor” and “Ready for war”. 1 Chronicles 7:1-5
Of all the tribes, Issachar…
“of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” 1 Chronicles 12:32
Back to “crouching.” The word comes from the root Hebrew word #7257 “lying”
“Rabats” or Reysh, Bet, Tsadak.
As I thought on the word picture,
Man’s (Reysh) dwelling (Bet – our heart and body) in praise and prayer (Tsadik) – between two sheepfolds. (Tsadik is one of my favorites because it looks like the one of kneeling or standing in praise)
Issachar is crouched down in a position of praise and prayer between two sheepfolds (our family and the world).
And of “strong” – Issachar knows
To his bone,
down to his core,
to the marrow of his “skeleton”
only through Praise and Prayer, through the Favor and Grace of Jesus Christ,
Protection for our family,
Discernment and understand for the times we live in.
And knowing, in this position of prayer and praise,
When troubles come upon us, we know…
What we “ought to do”!! Wisdom and Discernment
“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between two sheepfolds.”
Even when the whole world thinks we are a “donkey”; we are Mighty men of valor and ready for war in the position of praise and prayer!!
Mighty men and women of God,
Also, not at the end of a word Tsadik looks like this:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain