The law of He
*He (pronounced hey) is the fifth letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet.
He in ancient Hebrew looks like a image of a man with his hands raised. A three pronged fork will give you the idea, with the prong in the middle being the head between both arms.
In modern Hebrew, he means behold. But, this meaning of this letter doesn’t do it justice.
Let’s look a little deeper into the man with his arms raised (He).
The fifth commandment is:
Honor your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land that the lord has given you (Exodus 20:12).
The ten commandments were not listed by number, but they were listed by the ten (debar) words—which are the letters of the Hebrew aleph-bet. In other words, aleph—the first letter—goes with the first commandment, bet with the second and so on.
The law and meaning of this letter (He) is honor. A man with his hands raised is a picture of honor. You can even connect the word behold to honor.
When the (He) was added to the names of Abram and Sara to make it Abraham and Sarah made them honorable as patriarch and matriarch of faith.
But what is more interesting is that a person cannot give honor by force. A person can’t tell someone to honor them and “bam” it’s done.
Let me introduce you to the concept of wholistic thinking. Everything written in the scriptures comes from wholistic thought.
Every child has a root. The root of a child is the father. Every child has a trunk, the trunk of a child is the mother. It is the father and mother’s connection with a child that makes the child capable of honor.
Also, if there is a bad connection between father/root and mother/trunk, the child cannot find honor. Wholistic erases the idea of responsibility we hold today, because it says that honor is a response to healthy relationship and dishonor is a response to unhealthy relationships. If a man doesn’t honor his head/YAH, he will not find honor in what he produces.
If a man has no other god before him, he honors God. If he honors God, he commands his offspring to honor him. If he is distracted by other interests (gods) his offspring will be distracted from honoring him.
Wholistic places the fifth commandment on whether or not man honors/beholds only YAH as the root.
33 HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.Psalm 119:33-40
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
Can you see a man focused on his father in these verses—hanging on his every word and instruction?
That is a picture of honor. The man wants to understand that he may become as his father is!
(He) the law of honor!
Written by: Tracy Anderson
*The Hebrew letter ‘he’ is boldened in this post.