What does a door represent to you? An opportunity to step through it into something more or maybe even a chance to shut out the world for a while? Sometimes we need both. Psalm 119, an acrostic of the Hebrew alphabet, dedicates the following verses to the Hebrew letter dalet, which developed from a pictograph of a tent doorway.
Psalm 119:25-32 ~ Dalet
I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders. My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law. I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws. I hold fast to your statutes, O Lord; do not let me be put to shame. I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
The letter dalet comes from the root word dalut, which means “impoverished” or “poor.” In traditional Hebrew teaching, dalet represents lowliness or humility, possessing nothing of one’s own. Isn’t that how we have to come to Jesus? Humble and in need of a Savior, for we cannot save ourselves.
In the Psalm passage above, the Psalmist begins with humility (I am laid low in the dust) and ends with freedom (for you have set my heart free). How amazing that when we come to Jesus, humble and lowly in spirit, He sets our hearts free!
Several weeks ago I wrote a post dalet that you can read here.
Oh, one last thing.
If you have never asked Jesus to come into your heart and be the Savior and Lord of your life, He is waiting for you.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me (Revelation 3:20).
Can you hear that sound? There’s Someone at the door.