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Metaphysical meaning of Sela-hammahlekoth (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Sela-hammahlekoth (mbd)
Sela-hammahlekoth, se'lå-ham'-mah-le'-koth (Heb.)--rock of the escapes; rock of the separations; cliff of the divisions.

The place where Saul ceased pursuing David and went against the Philistines (I Sam. 23:28).

Meta. The will functioning in personal selfishness and egotism (Saul) has been seeking to destroy love (David), which is gradually rising in the individual consciousness to the place of rulership. Thus the sense mind, against which the will should have been exercising itself, has grown stronger and stronger until its error, fearing, self-exalting, opposing thoughts and beliefs (Philistines) are about to take possession of the whole man, to his undoing.

Sela-hammahlekoth (rock of the escapes, rock of the separations, cliff of the divisions) is the phase of thought or dividing line in the will's activities where it suddenly realizes the real need of the man, and so for the time being leaves off opposing its own good and begins to act executively, in union with the higher, and truer, religious ideals (Israelites) against the hordes of sense thoughts that have come up in seemingly conquering power against the kingdom of Israel.

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