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Metaphysical meaning of Rephidim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Rephidim (mbd)
Rephidim, reph'-;-dim (Heb.)--stays; supports; cushions; beds; refreshments; places of rest.

A place where the children of Israel camped when in the wilderness (Exod. 17:1, 8).

Meta. Peace after victory over temptation (places of rest). We always enter a period of peace and rest after every inner conquest over error--this is Rephidim. Then comes the urge to press on to greater overcomings. The necessity of doing this is sometimes revealed to us in the form of an enemy that arises in our thoughts and reflects itself in our environment and affairs, or in a great need to be met (the Israelites had to demonstrate water to drink, in Rephidim, and Amalek came and fought them there).

Preceding Entry: Rephaim
Following Entry: Resen