Stand Tall – The Sun is Setting

“Arise, shine, for your light has come! And the esteem of Yahuweh has risen upon you. For look, darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness the peoples. But Yahuweh arises over you, and His esteem is seen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1,2)


Yahuweh lifted David’s head because David’s head was bowed low in humility. When Yahuweh lifts the head, we can boast in Him – not out of our own pride, but rather the lack of it. Proverbs states that humility comes before honor. David, knowing that humility brought Yahuweh’s honor and presence, walked in His light and confidence among the darkness of his enemies that surrounded him.

As with the taller buildings, having their ‘heads’ lifted high to see and feel the light of the sun, even as it is going down, and the shorter buildings that remain with their ‘heads’ in darkness; so it is with His servants. Those whose heads He has lifted high will still feel and see the light of His presence during the setting of the sun, as darkness increases and night falls. Not only are they the last to see and walk in the light of His presence before night and gross darkness falls on the land, it is enough to sustain them through the night of tribulation. In addition, because He lifts their heads high, they are also the first to see His light rising and the magnificant return of the brightness of His coming in the morning!

This Shabbat, find out whether He is the one that lifts your head (standing tall in His light) or if you are the one lifting your own head (remaining in darkness). Oh, that He might increase and that I might decrease. For only in decreasing, are we hidden away through the darkness of night, watching the reward of the wicked and anticipating the light of His return.

As the sun is setting here now…

Shabbat Shalom!

One Comment:

  1. Greetings Derek … the picture is beautiful … very familiar scene (smile). I remember your commenting on the shadowy shorter buildings and the tall ones in the light. Beautiful blog as usual … I love reading what you write. For some reason I always identify with what you say, too. with love, Ima

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