Psalms 27:14
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14  Look to Hashem; be strong and of good courage! O look to Hashem!

ka-VAY el a-do-NAI kha-ZAK v’-ya-a-MAYTZ li-BE-kha v’-ka-VAY el a-do-NAI

יד  קַוֵּה אֶל־יְהֹוָה חֲזַק וְיַאֲמֵץ לִבֶּךָ וְקַוֵּה אֶל־יְהֹוָה׃

 27:14   Look to Hashem

Prime Minister Menachem Begin (1913-1992)

In this psalm, which Jews recite each day during the Hebrew month of Elul, immediately prior to the High Holidays and the Ten Days of Repentance, King David serves as a model of faith. Despite terrible enemies and feelings of abandonment, he never gives up hope in the Lord. Instead, he longs for a time when he will dwell permanently in the house of Hashem and behold his graciousness (verse 4), and instructs his readers to maintain similar hope and faith in God, and wait for His salvation (verse 14). The People of Israel have always taken this exhortation seriously, and though they waited a long time for Him, they never gave up their hope and trust in the Lord. Prime Minister Menachem Begin once said about the return of the Jews to Israel: “The miracle of Return was accompanied by the miracle of Revival. Within a generation there developed within the Jewish people the strength to take up arms, to rise against alien rule, to throw off the yoke of oppression. How long, how endless were the years of exile, of humiliation and destruction. And how short, in comparison, were the years of revival, reinvigoration and armed uprising. History has no parallels in its record!” They waited faithfully for Him, and in our generation, He has brought them home.

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  • David teaches us that faith in God is everything. No matter what the circumstances are. No matter how dire the situation has become, one must have faith in the fact that God will protect you. Man may be able to destroy the body but not the soul. Davids faith in God was so strong and he wanted to teach his people to have this strength. This faith must be learned through trials that were and would be given to the Jewish peoples. David also made it very clear that through faith in God that salvation would come from God. However faith would come from strong faith and Hope in God. David longs so strong to dwell in the house of the Lord. I feel that his heart must hurt so bad to dwell there. I feel that hurt myself. To behold the graciousness


Psalms 27:14

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