Sunday, February 17, 2013

To Remember...

I've talked about tzitzit {fringes} a couple of times, once unknowingly, and once very briefly. But I've never fully addressed it as a command. So let's look at the verses where tzitziyot are discussed. 

Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes{tassles} in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe{tassle} of the borders a ribband {cord/thread} of blue:And it shall be unto you for a fringe{tassle}, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. -Numbers 15:38:40

These verses apply to the children of Israel*, not just men or just women, but all of Israel. The hebrew word used there is ben, which can mean son or mean children. In context though we see why it was translated children. The tzitzit are supposed to be a reminder of YHVH's commands, and both men and women are supposed obey Elohim.

When I wrote about tzitzit very briefly I just stated that we were going to wear them and that I'd keep you updated. But then I never  said anything again. That's because shortly after we stopped wearing them. It's not always easy to do things that cause you to stand out, or be set-apart. But that's exactly what we're called to be. So once again we're stepping out in  faith and walking obedience to our Abba. 

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. -1 Peter 1:15-16

*If you would like more information on Israel I suggest watching this video or reading this article

Also if you're interested in tzitzit they're available at  my store Emunah :o)

1 comment:

  1. Amein. The tzitziyot are a visible reminder to keep His commandments. He knew His children would need that!


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