Friday, January 24, 2014

Yahweh, Day 24


Day 24 Yahweh ... a Warrior defending ... TRUTH

We saw yesterday that Yahweh is a warrior that defends truth, humility, and justice.

The first use in scripture of "truth" is found in Genesis 24:27 where Abraham's faithful servant is sent to find a wife for his son from Abraham's kinsmen. The servant desires to know what to do if the lass would not be willing to leave her homeland ... and Abraham responds that Yahweh had made a vow that his decedents would be from his own tribe ... his own seed.

When the servant finds the willing Rebekah, he worships Yahweh for the truthfulness of the word sworn to his master, Abraham.

The unique blessing here ... the Hebrew word for truth and the Hebrew word for swear or to make a vow ... are both from the same word ... the Hebrew word seven. The Hebrew word picture in this is of one repeating a vow seven times ... as a sign of ultimate reliance that the one swearing will do what the one has said ... Seven ... the number of completion.

Yahweh stands by His Word ... Yahweh will do what Yahweh says ... His very character depends on it ... Therefore ... Yahweh will go to war over the veracity of His Word ... TRUTH.

Genesis 24:7 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
"The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from my native land, who spoke to me and swore to me, 'I will give this land to your offspring'"

Abraham knew that when Yahweh made a vow ... it was truth ... seven times over.  We must know this. Yahweh is a warrior that will fight to guarantee the truth of what He has said.

Intercessory Prayer:  Oh Father!  You have made vows to we humans, and You will do exactly the thing that You have said You would do … for Your Name’s sake.  Yet we so often question and doubt the veracity of Your Word.  Please forgive our doubting nature.  We have no one but You to depend on … and what You have said.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

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