Dwell - yashav
by Brad Scott
Mizemor (Psalm) 27:4One thing have I desired of YHVH, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of YHVH all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of YHVH, and to enquire in his temple.
What does it mean to dwell in His house? There are several Hebrew words behind this English word, but yashav is most often used. This word employs the two letter root shuv or return to. The letter yod (י) is the hand of the Creator or the Master of the house. Our Creator knows every detail of His creation. Because of our first ancestor, Adam, all of us have gone astray (Romans 5:12). To dwell in His house is to return to His ways and rest in His hands in the house.
Shemot (Exodus) 15:17Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O YHVH, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O YHVH, which thy hands have established.
Luke 21:24-25And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Hitgalut (Revelation) 21:3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Shalom Alecheim! ◊