Metaphysical meaning of Jareb (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Jareb (mbd)
Jareb, ja'-reb (Heb.)--striver; contender; defender; advocate; avenger; adversary; revenger; enemy.

A title given to the king of Assyria. "When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to Assyria, and sent to king Jareb [a king that should contend, margin]: but he is not able to heal you, neither will he cure you of your wound" (Hos. 5:13)

Meta. The intellect of man, when guided by the senses (Assyria), is given to contention, adversity, strife, "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." This is Jareb (striver, contender, avenger). But true healing, overcoming dominion, peace, and safety do not come from the warring attitude of mind that fights for its rights, that uses force to protect itself. They spring from love, from the power of Truth, from the divine wisdom that "is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for them that make peace" (James 3:17, 18; see also verses 14 to 16).

So long as an individual gives the power of his will (Ephraim) over to the furtherance of the outer-sense reasonings with their contentious, striving, warring, defensive attitude, and praises these things, his wound will never be healed; he will never know the enjoyment of abiding peace, happiness, safety, satisfaction, and bountiful supply for both the inner and the outer man.

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