“… the word of the LORD came unto Abram…”Genesis 15:1 First mention of “word” (dabar) in Scripture can visually illustrate…
Dabar – The door within the heart of man.
– Opening your heart to “…the word of the LORD…” brings divine communication and revelation.
Jesus said… “I AM the Door.” John 10:9 (ESV)
“Anyone who goes through Me will be cared for – will freely go in and out, and find pasture…I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” John 10:9-10 (The Message)
Visually seen in the Hebrew for “word” – Dabar (daw-bawr) [דבר] – Strong’s Concordance #1697
- Dalet – ד – door – entranceway or the path
- Bet – ב – house – within the heart
- Reysh – ר – head of man – the beginning…of communication and revelation!
“The Lord is your shade at your right hand…The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” Psalm 121:5 (NJKV)
One of the things I love about the Hebrew letters are their visual beauty to illuminate Jesus!
The Hebrew word for shade is tsel (tsale) #6738 in the Strong’s Concordance.
Tsel is a masculine noun meaning a shade, a shadow, under the protection or refuge of the LORD. When I see these letters in the context of the Scripture, in my mind’s eye I see…
צ = tsadik = fishhook = to catch, desire, to grasp, to praise
ל = lamed = staff/rod = Shepherd, to accompany
Praising Jesus for He is my Shepherd Who accompanies me through the darkest valley!
When the atmosphere of your world begins to heat up. Struggle finds you in the midst of the day. Return to the visual of Tsel, צל and rest beneath His loving shade! Praise Jesus, your Shepherd knows you’re going out and coming in from this time forth and even forevermore!