The Law of Kaph
Kaph is the 11th letter of the Hebrew alephbet. The numerical value is 20.
Kaph in ancient Hebrew is a picture of the palm of a hand.
As stated in one of the previous letters that I have written about, the first ten Hebrew letters go under the heading/title of wisdom. The next ten letters 11 through 20 go under the heading of understanding. Kaph, the eleventh letter, gives a picture of the beginning of understanding.
All/each of the Hebrew letters represent the laws of marriage.
They are broken up in three groups, the first ten are the espousal period (courtship and marriage). The next ten is the stage of marriage where a couple is developing understanding of one another, and the last two letters are knowing one another of which implies act.
Notice from the 11th letter to the last letter that there are no judgments like the “thou shalt not.” The first 10 have it, thus signifying understanding.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.Psalm 119:81-88
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84 How many are the days of thy servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
86All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
When reading these verses, it sounds like a person is going through some tough experiences and uncomfortable places. “Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, when will you comfort me” sounds like they are in misery.
How could that be coming from the letter Kaph?
Kaph represents the palm of YAH, meaning chastisement. YAH chastises through life’s experiences. Understanding only comes by challenging experiences. Kaph is the maturing and developmental hand of YAH.
Yeshua is the saving Kaph/palm of Yah. After a person matures/understands then comes deliverance.
After deliverance comes comfort.
“For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes…”
Either way, bottle in the smoke or smoke in the bottle, one can feel consumed by their challenges. But, knowing that there is a limit(statute)—a goal in which the experience is to bring one to—becomes the focal point.
“How many are the days of thy servant?
When will you execute on them that persecute me judgment?“
The word persecute here is implying to persuade. In other words, someone is trying to persuade another person to take a easier route or get out of the situation they are in by taking a shortcut.
The word judgment here implies justice meaning correction—not stated in a vengeful way.
The person going through the challenge is not complaining here, he is looking forward to the end of the chastisement so the persuaders would be shamed by the positive results that come from challenge.
All the way to the last verse under the letter Kaph, the person maintains a balanced view—trusting in Kaph. The person asks for support, not as a victim, but as a desire to overcome. At the end, he is empowered through the experience and is now capable of upholding the testimonies of Kaph.
Job’s experience was the experience of Kaph. We are all called to maturity as Job. At the end of the story of Job, he became a blessing to all of the people in the east. That is how he maintained the testimony of Kaph.
Yeshua took his followers/through the experience of Kaph, “take up your cross and follow me.” That is the only way to be empowered.
Law of Kaph is the law of maturity from wisdom to understanding.
The law of Kaph!
Written by Tracy Anderson