Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Ki Tavo "When you go in"
Davarim (Deuteronomy)26:1 - 29:8
שָבַּע (sha-ba) meaning "to swear an oath, to make a sworn promise. But the word used in the Hebrew that was changed to שָבַּע for the word promised is דִבֵּר (dibber) speaker or word, it comes from the root word דָבַּר (dabar) to speak or to declare. This translation is not totally incorrect, for the word דִבֵּר has been used many times to allude to HaShem’s promises which He has promised for our obedience. But the deeper significance of the word דִבֵּר or "the word that HaShem spoke" gives us a significant understanding of His message to us. I will remez back to Davarim 18:17-20, "The Lord said to me: "What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death." I have italicized and underlined any word in the Hebrew that stems from the root word דָבַּר. There are seven references to the word דָּבַּר in this passage. HaShem makes it very clear that it is His word that is to be obeyed and that there is punishment for those who declare a word that is not from him. Of course the context of this scripture initially was speaking of Joshua and was prophetic to Yeshua. The immediate context is to the obedience and the importance of HaShem’s word.