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Why David Bristled with Fear

Studying Tehillim: Chapter 119 (verses of Samach)

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Why David Bristled with Fear: Studying Tehillim: Chapter 119 (verses of Samach)

Stating that his very flesh “shudders” in fear of HaShem and His judgements, King David describes the extraordinary blend of awe, dread, reverence and respect he exhibited towards Heaven. Some of the commentaries see this as a clear contrast with two-faced fakers, previously alluded to. Methodical analysis of unusually “tough as nails” terminology serves to clarify graphic descriptions of fear employed, which leads us back into an enlightening rumination on the importance of the role played by Fear vs. Love is our labor-intensive service to G-d. (Psalm 119, verses 120)

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