8

January 13, 2008 at 11:10 pm (Personal, Spiritual) (, )

For the first time, I heard a sermon that simply entitled ‘8’.

8 in Hebrew is the letter Chet.

Chet is the Number of New Beginnings
Since Chet represents the number 8, we can see how it represents grace, (chen) and the concept of new beginnings:

  • Brit milah (), the covenant of circumcision, occurs on the 8th day of a boy’s life, marking the beginning of of his life
  • There were 8 souls saved during the mabul hagadol (great flood) of Noah
  • The LORD reaffirmed His covenant to Abraham 8 times
  • David was the 8th son of Jesse
  • Sukkot is an 8 day festival that anticipate the Olam Habah – the world to come
  • Jesus was resurrected on the 1st day of the week, which if we understand the preceding seven days to constitute a complete cycle, is the eighth day

(Source: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Grammar/Unit_One/Aleph-Bet/Chet/chet.html)

What is my new beginning beginning tomorrow, January 14, 2008?

Hopefully, by God’s grace, I will know tomorrow.

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