“You shall bind them (the commandments) as a sign on your hand.” Deuteronomy 6:8
Gen. 38:18 “and he said, what pledge shall I give thee? And she said, thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.”
The Strongs concordance number for bracelet here is the same root number #6616 for these Tzit tzit threads that is found in Mark chapter 5. When the woman with the issue of blood reached out for the “hem” of Yeshua’s garment, she was actually reaching out for His tzitzit. That was her point of contact to the Creator of the Universe and acknowledging Yeshua as The Messiah who could heal her.
As Christians, we know we are not bound by the letter of the law. We are saved by faith through God’s grace. Yeshua (Jesus) told us that the very first commandment is to love God with all that we are. The Bible teaches us that we show our love to God by obeying His commandments, “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” (John 14:15.)
Wearing a Tzitzit Bracelet is an outward sign of our desire to obey God’s commandments, and show our love for Him. As an orthodox Rabbi who obeyed the whole law, Yeshua wore the tzitzit on His garments, in obedience to the Torah, as a fulfilment of the commandment. These bracelets are very reasonable, inspired by the Holy Spirit. The blue thread represents the color the High Priests wore in ministering before the LORD.
As Yeshua taught us in Mark 12:29-30, the greatest, most important commandment of all is, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” (Deut.6:4-5).
In Hebrew, “the LORD is One” , is YHWH Echad. The letters in the Hebrew alphabet have numerical value. The numeric value of YHWH is 26, the numeric value of Echad is 13. The tzitzit represents “the LORD is one”/YHWH Echad by how it is wrapped. The first three sets of wrappings equal 26 and the last set of wrapping equals 13. The tzitzit is “wrapped” with a blue thread called the “shamash” or “servant thread”. Yeshua came as a servant and told us to do likewise (Mark 10:43). As we look upon the Tzitzit Bracelet we can “remember” the Lord (II Tim.2:8), His commandments, and His promises.
Wearing a Tzitzit Bracelet is not legalistic but simply an outward sign of our love for the LORD. It can be a reminder of who we are “In Him” and our love for Him and His Word. It is also a reminder of God’s heart to bless us. Not everyone can afford the prayer shawl especially with the blue threads. These bracelets are very reasonable, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
(Your Tzitzit Bracelet can be worn 24/7, even during showering. Thank you for stopping by!) “May the LORD bless you and keep you, may the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, may the LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26