Fresh Brew #2

a cup of insight from the Bible to perk up your thoughts.


Buvush : shame

Symbolic interpretation: The house is pinned open with weapons.

What’s you’re idea of home? Ideally it’s a place of love, acceptance, and security.

When we talk of shame, the Hebrew word ‘buvush’ steeps a different view. That concept of the home (beit) is pinned open (vav) with the threat and uncertainty of weapons/harm (shin). Another way of looking at it is when the house comes before His presence/power (Shaddai). In both cases, there is shame as things are not as they should be; there is a lack of authority or order to keep the peace. God is put as an afterthought in the home instead of at the forefront. Like last week, I mentioned that when God isn’t honored, disorder follows.

Psalms 25:3-4 (NIV) 3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. 4 Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.

Consider the way out of shame is to set things in their right priority: to learn the ways of the Lord and following the path they set.

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