Rabbi’s Reflections – Tuesday, March 9, 2021


Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)

Tue 9 March-2021 25th of Adar, 5781

Ex 37:17-29 Isa 15-16 Pr 12 Ac 11 (Rev 5)

I guess Isaiah missed the prophesy about Damascus.  Isaiah 15:1 The burden of Damascus: Behold, Damascus will cease as a city and will become a ruinous heap.  Wait a minute, wait a minute.  Not so fast.  Not so fast.  Have you toured Damascus lately?  Nobody has.  Damascus was a thriving city.  Depending on when we start counting, it has been about 10 years since the destruction of Damascus began.  Isaiah was correct.  

What else is Isaiah right about, but not yet?  Yes, there it is in Isaiah 65:17 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered or come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating. For behold, I am creating Jerusalem for rejoicing, and her people for joy.

Why should we doubt the Lord in this?  God has a track record of keeping His promises.  If God could keep His promises regarding Damascus, how much should we believe Him regarding His promises for a new heavens and a new earth?  Of course we should.  Read on to see what else we should be believing.  

Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together. The lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent’s food. They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,” says Adonai.  Not yet, but soon.  Stay thirsty (for Him) my friends.

Week 11

Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 6:4 “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one . 5 Love Adonai your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These words, which I am commanding you today, are to be on your heart. 7 You are to teach them diligently to your children, and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up. 8 Bind them as a sign on your hand, they are to be as frontlets between your eyes, 9 and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

51   3/11    Monday:         Numbers 20, 27:12-23

* 52 3/12   Tuesday:        Numbers 34-35

53   3/13    Wednesday:   Deuteronomy 1-2

54   3/14    Thursday:      Deuteronomy 3-4

55   3/15    Friday:           Deuteronomy 6-7

Question of the day:  How do we know God thinks of everything?

Answer:  Because He thought of “sanctuary cities” in His perfect Kingdom long ago.  Numbers 35:11 You are to select cities which will be cities of refuge, to which one might flee if he has killed someone by accident.  God, in His wisdom, knew that when accidents happen, the person causing the accident would need a safe place to live while the bereaved and angered take time to calm down.  

Everything!!! God thinks of everything.  We should prayerfully investigate what else we are missing.  God wants everyone to preserve life and keep His vision for a righteous life.  Be blessed.  R. Michael.