Rabbi’s Reflections – Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Love Each Other / Glorify God part 6 – Romans, part 231

Romans 15:6 so that together with one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.

Remember yesterday (when we studied the previous verse) we were to be like minded with each other and Yeshua?  In our verse for today, our purpose is revealed.  Our “why” is critical.  And our “why” is so that we “may glorify… God!”

Psalm 68:4  But let the righteous be glad. Let them exult before God. Let them rejoice with gladness. 5a Sing to God, sing praises to His Name.

Why, why should we be glad?  Psalm 92:5  For You made me glad, Adonai, by Your deeds. I sing for joy at the works of Your hands.  May we never take the wonders of our King for granted.  Psalm 126:3 Adonai has done great things for us—we are joyful!  

Our joy is an outward expression of how thankful we are for all God has done to bring us into His presence.  Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have boldness to enter into the Holies by the blood of Yeshua. 20 He inaugurated a new and living way for us through the curtain—that is, His flesh. 21 We also have a Kohen Gadol over God’s household. 22 So let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and body washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the unwavering confession of hope, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good deeds.

By Yeshua’s once-for-all-time sacrifice we are changed forever.  Jacob 4:8  Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded!  Eternity is a long time.  Eternity in His presence is good news.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the High and Exalted One who inhabits eternity, whose Name is Holy: “I dwell in a high and holy place, yet also with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and revive the heart of the contrite.  Revival is life from the dead.  Shalom shalom.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
Tue 12-Dec-2023 29th of Kislev, 5784
Chanukah: 6th Candle (Tuesday night)
Ge 41:39-52 1 Sa 18 Ps 58 Mk 12:28-44 (1 Co 15:29-58)
Nu 7:36-41, 1 Macc 9-10