“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, בֹּא אֶל-פַּרְעֹה: כִּי-אֲנִי הִכְבַּדְתִּי אֶת-לִבּוֹ, וְאֶת-לֵב עֲבָדָיו, לְמַעַן שִׁתִי אֹתֹתַי אֵלֶּה, בְּקִרְבּוֹ.”
“Then YHVH said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them,”
When God told Moses to came to Pharaoh he let him enter deeper levels in the world of Pharaoh. Moses saw a great monster (‘תַּנִּים’ ‘Tanim’) with deep spiritual roots in higher levels and he feared it.
“דַּבֵּר וְאָמַרְתָּ כֹּה-אָמַר אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, הִנְנִי עָלֶיךָ פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ-מִצְרַיִם, הַתַּנִּים הַגָּדוֹל, הָרֹבֵץ בְּתוֹךְ יְאֹרָיו: אֲשֶׁר אָמַר לִי יְאֹרִי, וַאֲנִי עֲשִׂיתִנִי”
“”Speak and say, ‘Thus says YHVH GOD, “Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, The great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers, That has said, ‘My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.’”
Because of Moses’s fear, God released his power to make war with Pharaoh.
Sometime we find ourselves in front a ‘monster’ that paralyzes us and in most cases we give up. It could be a huge fight with a spouse, uncontrolled behaviour of a child, impossible situation at work and so on. All we need is just to stop, make a prayer and honestly ask for help to overcome the challenge.
“אִם אֶסַּק שָׁמַיִם, שָׁם אָתָּה; וְאַצִּיעָה שְּׁאוֹל הִנֶּךָּ”
“If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol (‘hell’), behold, You are there.”
King David reveals to us that no matter at what level we are, God is always there. Never give up!
Daily Zohar # 2343 – Bo – Never give up!