Rabbi’s Reflections – Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Reminder: Joshua Aaron (together with Aaron Shust and Yaron Cherniak) is coming to Knoxville the night of Sunday, March 24th starting at 6PM.  The concert will be held at Mar 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Fairview Knoxville Church, 7424 Fairview Rd, Corryton, TN 37721, USA.  Tickets are only $15 each and can be purchased at this link.   https://www.joshuaaaron.tv/event-details/worship-night-with-joshua-aaron-aaron-shust-yaron-cherniak-1 Hope to see you there.

Here’s another link to forward along to your friends.


The Psalms
An Introduction, Psalms 1 and 2
Part 13, Psalm 2:6,7

Psalm 2:6 “I have set up My King upon Zion, My holy mountain.” 7 I will declare the decree of Adonai. He said to me: “You are My Son—today I have become Your Father.

As I have studied these verses, (I couldn’t separate them, for they are linked in the divinity of God.) I am at first intrigued by the use of the Hebrew word “Nasach” (Nun-Samech-Kaf) which is translated here as “set up.”  This word means “poured out.”  Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance says, “cover, melt, offer, cause to pour out, set up.”  In what sense is the establishment of a king connected to covered, melted, or poured out?

To be “poured out” is to cover the land.  This is a lesson in both humility and fruitfulness at the same time.  Kings are reminded as they are established, that their responsibility is to cover the land with life. They are to pour themselves out and serve the people who live in the land.

Rabbi Trail:  I had to capitalize the “K” in “King” of verse 6 above.  It must be a typo – that the reference to the King on Mount Zion, an obvious reference to Yeshua, is not capitalized in the Tree of Life Version.  Likewise, I had to capitalize all the “M”s in “Me” below.  End RT.

The same Hebrew word, “Nasach,” is used again in Proverbs 8.  This time it is translated as “I was appointed.”

Proverbs 8:23 From eternity I was appointed from the beginning, before the world began.

While we’re in Proverbs 8, I am smitten by the prophetic content of the entire chapter.  Please take a moment to read it.  The message exceeds Isaiah 53 or even Isaiah 42 in communicating prophetically the first coming of Yeshua.  Here are just a few excerpts from the context.

Proverbs 8:17 “I love those who love Me. Those who earnestly seek Me find Me…. 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along paths of justice…. 22a Adonai brought Me forth, the first of His way… 23 From eternity I was appointed from the beginning, before the world began…. 35 For whoever finds Me finds life and obtains favor from Adonai.

Solomon wrote it, but it’s not about him.  He’s speaking prophetically over the life of Yeshua, the promised Jewish Messiah.  I’m still overwhelmed and can’t go any further today.  We’ll continue this tomorrow.  Shalom shalom.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
3 Adar II Wednesday 13-Mar-24
Exodus 39:33-43 2 Kings 24 Psalm 139 Acts 7:1-29 Revelations 1