Monday, 31 August 2015

The condition of hâgâh

There is a certain condition which is the result of an intimate love affair. It is called hâgâh.

Hâgâh is the inability to stop thinking about the lover. So in love, you can't help but constantly find your mind consumed with the other. Thinking, over-thinking, yearning ... even whispering, muttering the Lovers Name under your breath, being lost in thought and mind towards that Person.

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It is an acute condition of being in love. It is .. hâgâh ... הגה

The author of Psalm 1 describes this condition when he says: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."

The word law here refers to direction and teaching of God.

The Hebrew word for meditate is hâgâh and it means exactly that - to be hopelessly in love ... that specific condition of not being able to contain your thoughts ...

To wake up and mutter: "Jesus".

To drift off into sleep muttering: "Jesus".

To walk down the sidewalk and think what Jesus taught and said and did and gave and brought.

Hâgâh is הגה - Grace lifted up (carried) by Grace. That is a beautiful pictograph. The favour of Jesus lifting up favour inside us ... the very Hope of Glory!

It is the very Grace that John the Baptist spoke of when he said: "And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace." Joh 1:16

How does this great Grace work?

From the perfect, the law moving to the more perfect - Jesus, Grace Himself, unmerited favour and love and kindness Himself! John the Baptist says exactly this declaring: "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ"

The source of the hâgâh-condition?
Jesus, His Spirit Himself. 
As you find spending time with Him, the river within wells up - Romans 10:17 - Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

And so the Psalmist continues in verse 3 -6:

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

It simply states that those that do not receive Jesus (ungodly) could not stand with those who receive Christ (those made righteous).

... simple fact!

That's it! No more to say.

Go ahead!

Receive Him!

Just whisper His name ...

... His tender mercies ...


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