When we think about a great metaphor in a person’s life in Exodus 27 there’s one to take. For me, it’s also something that is related to my personal life. The name of my firstborn is Neriyah- which means the lamp/candle of The Lord. I am so proud with him, he’s great and wise, sensitive and intelligent. One of the verses that influenced Iris and me to choose his name is in our chapter, as written:
” וְאַתָּ֞ה תְּצַוֶּ֣ה ׀ אֶת־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל וְיִקְח֨וּ אֵלֶ֜יךָ שֶׁ֣מֶן זַ֥יִת זָ֛ךְ כָּתִ֖ית לַמָּא֑וֹר לְהַעֲלֹ֥ת נֵ֖ר תָּמִֽיד׃”
“Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning” (Exodus 27:20).
The lamp/candle/fire/torch that will keep burning- THIS IS THE METAPORE THAT WE CAN USE IN OUR LIFE.
Have a beautiful day, Eli