Mezuzah On Board

Hung a Mezuzah on a doorpost on our boat! We had to get a bit creative as to where to hang it, but it works!  ‘Mezuzah’ in Hebrew means ‘doorpost’ and the idea comes from Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21 regarding putting God’s commands on doorposts to remind you the importance of heeding His voice or in other words, obeying His word. A mezuzah has a piece of paper within it with the verse from Deut 6:9, “Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God is one…” written in Hebrew. The symbol at the top is the Hebrew letter ‘shin’, which symbolizes the word ‘Shaddai’. It also is believed to represent the human heart. As part of the New Covenant, the Holy Spirit’s job is to write God’s laws on our hearts causing us to want to hear God and obey His commands (Jeremiah 31:31-33; Ezekiel 36:27). This particular mezuzah also has the Messianic seal of a menorah, the star of David, and the  fish grafted together symbolizing believing Jews and Gentiles are one new man, grafted in to God’s proverbial olive tree, worshiping together like the early assemblies of believers went to synagogue, met in homes, and pursued unity (Romans 11; Ephesians 2:14-16).