“Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to count the omer: Tonight will be the 35th night of the Omer, which is Five weeks.
Day 35 Psalm 119: 97-104
97 How I love your Torah! I meditate on it all day.
98 I am wiser than my foes, because your mitzvot are mine forever.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, because I meditate on your instruction.
100 I understand more than my elders, because I keep your precepts.
101 I keep my feet from every evil way, in order to observe your word.
102 I don’t turn away from your rulings, because you have instructed me.
103 How sweet to my tongue is your promise, truly sweeter than honey in my mouth!
104 From your precepts I gain understanding; this is why I hate every false way.
Meditation Day 35 Shabbat Shalom:
King David opens these eight verses revealing the source of his wisdom in his life and daily decision making. This is the second time we have looked at this particular section of Psalm in counting the Omer. Although, because YHWH is an endless giver of knowledge, wisdom and understanding these verses are new to me, today. We celebrate and honor YHWH as we remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. This mornings service in celebrating Shabbat was a teaching of revelation. When I read these scripture verses today I have a greater understanding of what David was testifying about. This morning we reviewed the process of decision making skills. There was a strict emphasis on the collision of our emotions and rational thinking through out life. The Torah is the foundation of sound and rational thinking.
Therefore, when I look at David’s scriptures here and he lists how, because of his habit of following the Torah or the commandments, he is wiser, stronger, safer and full of understanding. The teaching today given by Rabbi Ralph Messer of Simchat Torah Beit Midrash in Englewood, Colorado, titled “Torah Intelligence for Navigating Emotions,” dealt with the intricacy of how the favor, wisdom, prosperity financially, physically and spiritually is obtained as we make our habits those that are instructed in the Torah. The blessing and walk of certainty that King David is speaking of is an inheritance promised by those who observe the Torah. The image of a prosperous man is one who allows YHWH to determine his or her decisions through their habits of keeping the Torah.
On a more personal note, surrounding my journey with YHWH. Proverbs 16:3 has always been one of my foundational scriptures, simply because I could see a flicker of light in how to carry out this call on my life. This verse reads from the KJV as, “Commit thy ways unto the Lord and He will establish your thoughts.” I understood that there would never be a way I, in and of myself, could fulfill all that YHWH called me to do. Now that YHWH as drawn me to the Torah, finally I receive the revelation and confirmation of this scripture. The light of YHWH as we are keeping His Torah is an everlasting glow from on high. Enjoy your day today in the presence of the Lord for he is Holy, Faithful, Graceful and Compassionate toward His people who honor Him with obedience.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.