Daily Zohar # 2487 – Balak – As you sow, shall you reap
Continued from previous DZ
“דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, כִּי-תָבֹאוּ אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לָכֶם, וּקְצַרְתֶּם אֶת-קְצִירָהּ–וַהֲבֵאתֶם אֶת-עֹמֶר רֵאשִׁית קְצִירְכֶם, אֶל-הַכֹּהֵן”
“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest.”
The Zohar tells us that there are five types of cereals that we make bread from. They are wheat, barley, oats, spelt and rye. Barley is first to be offered because the name is שעורה that implies שעור – ה that means ‘measure’ of ‘H ה’. H ה is the lower letter of the YHVH name and represents Malchut.
We take a ‘measure’ from the Hה of Malchut and bring it to the priest to elevate it spiritually and draw lights that nourish our ‘bread’.
God’s instruction to give from the first of our ‘fruits’ is an instruction that helps us maximize on the benefit of what we ‘saw’.