Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Little Snippet, part 9

There are many words that begin with aleph besides God’s names, such as “one”, “love”, “light”, “truth” and “faith”. These are very important words to our beliefs. Pause a moment and think about why they would all begin with this first Hebrew letter.

Now think of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5). What’s the first one? No other gods before me! God is Number 1, the One and Only, the Eternal Omnipotent God. His first initial is the first Hebrew letter. Throughout Genesis we get a good picture of God as our Father: He keeps reaching out to man, provides new covenants, never gives up on us and blesses us. He is the Sovereign Ruler over all of His creation. By the way, the Hebrew word for “created” and the Greek equivalent are prominent not only in Genesis, but in Isaiah and Romans (the other two aleph books) to the tune of 10 times above average.

(excerpt from pre-published edition of CROSSING THE SCRIPTURES by Debra Chapoton, copyright 2011.)