The whole world chases happiness; but those with understanding know that happiness comes from investing time with the Creator:
“press the beginning”
It’s all about starting correctly. Devotions first thing in the morning set up the day. The ropes (devotions) are created, then used to support the tent (us). As devotions are exercised by investing time with The Holy One, the depth of the relationship supports spiritual growth through wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
Psalm 128:2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible:
1480) Rs% (Rs% ShR) ac: Tie co: Cord ab: ?: The pictograph s is a picture of the teeth representing pressure, the r is a picture of the head representing the top or beginning. Combined these mean “press the beginning”. Ropes and cords were usually made of bark strips such as from the cedar or from the sinew (tendon) of an animal. The rope is made by twisting two fibers together. A single fiber is attached to a fixed point (top), and the two ends of the fiber are brought together. One fiber is twisted in a clockwise direction and wrapped over the other fiber in counter clockwise direction. The second fiber is then twisted in clockwise direction then wrapped around the first fiber in a counter clockwise direction. The process is repeated through the length of the rope. The twisting of the fibers in opposite directions causes the fibers to lock (press) onto each other making a stronger rope. The rope is used to tightly secure or support something, such as a load to a cart or the poles of the tent.
C) Rsa% (Rsa% AShR) ac: ? co:Straight ab: ?: A cord pulled tight is straight.
Nm) Rsa% (Rsa% A-ShR) – I.Happy: One who is happy is one whose life is lived straightly. II.Which: Or who, what or that. As a rope attaches two objects together, this word links the action of the sentence to the one doing the action. [The short form “s” is used as a prefix meaning “who” or “which”] [freq. 156] |kjv: blessed, happy, which, wherewith, because, when, soon, as, that, until much, whosoever, whom, whose| str: 834, 835