Rabbi’s Reflections – Thursday, December 7, 2023

Love Each Other / Glorify God part 2 – Romans, part 227

Romans 15:2  Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, for building him up.

This verse describes maturity.  The immature person seeks self-gratification, while those who are mature consider the satisfaction of others.  1Peter 4:10 As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of the many-sided grace of God.  Our gifts are intended to be a blessing to others.  God’s purposes are enhanced when we serve others.

When we use our gift to bless others, we open the window of opportunity for God to pour out a blessing back upon us.  Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you—a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, overflowing, will be given into your lap. For whatever measure you measure out will be measured back to you.  Teaching others to give to yet others is discipleship.

The great commission is, in part, is to make disciples.  Matthew 28:19a Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.  This is done by sharing the love of Yeshua and helping people to grow in their own ability to share the love of Yeshua with others.

2Timothy 2:2 And what you have heard from me among many witnesses, entrust to faithful people who will be capable to teach others also.

Paul is writing to Timothy concerning four generations of “many witnesses.”   Paul, Timothy, those Timothy finds and the others they will teach.  At Shomair, we “make disciples of Yeshua, following His teachings.”  I’m letting you know now that the elders of Shomair are praying about how to do that more effectively by preparing the bride.  May the Lord direct us in it.  Shalom shalom.

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