The friends gave the child the cup for the blessing and he did so. They were with great joy that day and blessed the child for his great revelations.
Before they left, the child opened with a new study.
“וַיהוָה הֹלֵךְ לִפְנֵיהֶם יוֹמָם בְּעַמּוּד עָנָן לַנְחֹתָם הַדֶּרֶךְ וְלַיְלָה בְּעַמּוּד אֵשׁ לְהָאִיר לָהֶם לָלֶכֶת יוֹמָם וָלָיְלָה.”
“And YHVH was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.”
And YHVH was going before them is the aspect of YHVH in Malchut. Above the YHVH we have the cantillation mark called ‘פזר’,‘Pazer’ that is rising straight up. It represents the Malchut that was enslaved in exile and now walking tall, with pride and joy.
The cantillation mark above the YHVH creates a tune that stops after the word YHVH. The Zohar asks if so, then who is walking with them? And explains that ‘by day to lead them’ is the aspect of Abraham that is Chessed as it said ‘his Chessed in daytime’.
“יוֹמָם יְצַוֶּה יְהוָה חַסְדּוֹ וּבַלַּיְלָה שִׁירוֹ עִמִּי תְּפִלָּה לְאֵל חַיָּי”
“YHVH will command His lovingkindness (Chessed) in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.”
All the sefirot of Zeir Anpin are included in Chessed because it is the first one and channels the Light from the upper three to all the lower sefirot.
‘a pillar of fire by night to give them light’ is the Shechina in Malchut. Zeir Anpin is the aspect of day and Malchut is the aspect of Night.
During the day we have the light of Chessed that leads us. At night we pray and connect to the Shechina to shine light on our ways.
Daily Zohar # 2794 – Balak – Daily Chessed with pride and joy