The Key of Restraint - David Mitts
Last chapter, we examined the role of vision in the accomplishment of our destiny and the importance of restraint. The opposite of restraint is the Hebrew word “parah” which is translated also as uncovered, to be naked, to disdain, or to go out of control. There is a word picture in “parah” of being untrained and wild at heart with a disregard for the instructions of the Father.
The being of a person, their “is-ness” is known by the term character. When you read a screenplay, there are characters and they each embody a role in the drama of the play. In life, we are characters. These are not just roles we play but the conversation of the heart that manifests in our lives. Meekness is a conversation. Moses embodied the conversation. Look with me at Numbers 12:3: