Why did God put an “Hey” in Abram’s name?
Hey, the silent letter, representing the breath of God.
God breathed into Adam and he was changed from an inanimate peice of clay into a living soul.
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Jesus breathed on the disciples and they were brought from death to life.
John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
“Hey” is the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and has a numerical value of five.
The “Hey” was added to Abram on the fifth visitation to Abram.
The “hey” was placed as the fifth letter of Abraham’s name and the fifth letter of Sarah.
It is interesting to note that when the “hey” is added to the end of a word it illustrates the feminine ideal of gentleness, loving affection and devotion. In this, she too bears the mark of God’s grace, because before her name change Sarai bore the masculine form of this word and she was unable to bear children as a male cannot bear children, but the adding of the “hey” feminized her name therefore opening her womb and Isaac was born.
In Hebrew, “Hey” represents God’s grace.
By grace God promised Abram would be the father of many nations.
By faith Abram believed it.
Gen 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
Interesting how God’s grace and our faith go together to bring about righteousness.
Eph 2:8 By grace are you saved through faith.
By adding “Hey” to Abram and Sara’s name, shows that God’s covenant with Abraham is a covenant of grace.
John 1:16 “From His fullness we have all received GRACE upon GRACE”