As per another special request we are sharing today a long forgotten biblical expression that are not in use today but it is still valid in biblical Hebrew. Let’s break down this expression to individual words: ve•rav: ‘ve’ is and ‘rav’ means ‘great.’ The word sh’lom is a construct coming from ‘shalom’ and it means ‘the peace of’ or ‘the well being of.’ The last word, ‘ba•ná•yich’ means ‘your children’.
‘And all your children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of your children.’
In this prophetic chapter all the references are to a singular feminine, supposedly a woman the prophet talks to. This is of course an allegory. As we read through this amazing chapter, the identity of the ‘woman’ becomes obvious:
‘For your Maker is your husband; the Lord of Hosts is his name; and your redeemer the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the Earth. For the Lord has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, but a wife of youth, Can she be rejected? says your God. For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercy will I gather you. In overflowing wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on you, says the Lord your redeemer.’
The woman is then a wife. Her husband is this fable is God. The wife is Israel and the her children and the children of Israel to which God promises: ‘..and great shall be the peace of your children.’
If you too care about Israel and worry about the grave dangers it is facing now by so many enemies, say please a word of prayer for the safety of her children. They are your own brothers and sisters, my friend.
Why not apply this wonderful promise and embrace it as a blessing from God to your own children..