I am grateful for the cooler morning and shower to settle the dust.
The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. – Psalm 119:130
Good morning Father!
Good morning Jon!
Psalm 119:130 has an intriguing message. Unfolding intimates a process, revealing in stages that which was hidden inside before. I think of a folded map. The outside might only have a title and other identifying markings, the useful details folded inside. I have to unfold the map, one crease at a time, to learn where I should go.
The adjective “the simple” has a connotation of “open minded” (https://biblehub.com/hebrew/6612.htm)
So it is not just the word which must be unfolded, but realization ripens under the message’s radiance – recognized from rudiments and repeated refinements – a rhythm of revelation and recognition resulting in refreshing and regeneration and renewal, and rejoicing.
If you look closely, you will find also, that some of the fun of the choice of words is lost in translation from the pictographs that underlay the Hebrew alphabet to the words of English:
Opening, unfolding – פֵּ֫תַח pethach (pay’ – phakth) and simple, open-minded – פֶּ֫תִי pthiy (peth-ee’)
Those who assert that Hebrew does not contain “rhymes” have not unfolded all.
Thank You Father! I love You!
You are welcome! I love you!