Rabbi’s Reflections – Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Shalom,

I’m feeling much better today.  I want to thank so many of you for praying for both Jan and me.  By the afternoon, fatigue again sets in.  The rest of you, who didn’t pray, thank you too.  I know you meant to pray.  I’ve heard it said, “It’s the thought that counts.”  Is that true with prayer too?  I doubt it.  Thinking about praying is not the same as praying.  But thanks anyway.

And speaking about praying… please join me in praying for our country.  This is a non-partisan request that the righteousness of God would bring us together in a new level of unity.  Not the “kum-ba-ya” unity of “playing nice in the sandbox,” but the unity of standing together for God’s purposes to be accomplished on earth as it is in heaven.  That Yeshua would reign in every heart and in every branch of government and at every level, local, state and national.

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I really like Lars’ reading plan.  I’ve been following it here for a couple of months now.  It’s all inclusive of the entire Bible.  As you can see, every day includes a reading from the Torah, the prophets, the writings, the Gospels and the letters.  It reminds me of the famous quote, “Man… that’s livin’”

The Daily Bread Journals (pictured above) for 5781 have arrived.  They will be available at Shomair this Saturday for only $25.  Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 

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

Wed 25-Nov-2020 9th of Kislev, 5781

Ge 30:14-27 1 Sa 6-7 Ps 50 Mk 7 (1 Co 3)

I finally settled on two verses from Psalm 50.  This is what I want to write the RR on today.  Psalm 50:14 Offer God a sacrifice of thank offerings, then fulfill your vows to Elyon. 15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble. When I rescue you, you will honor Me.”

How appropriate for Thanksgiving.  “Offer God a sacrifice of thank offerings.”  God promises to rescue us when we call upon Him in the day of trouble.  Let’s persist in calling upon God.  He tells us in Isaiah 62:7 And give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.  The only way we can do that is to be persistent in our prayers.  We must insist that God provide deliverance from everything that hinders the forward movement of His eternal purpose. 

Galatians 6:9 So let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we don’t give up.

Week 48
Memory Verse: Philippians 3: 7 But whatever things were gain to me, these I have considered as loss for the sake of the Messiah. 8 More than that, I consider all things to be loss in comparison to the surpassing value of the knowledge of Messiah Yeshua my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things; and I consider them garbage in order that I might gain Messiah

236   11/19    Monday:         Philippians 1-2

237   11/20    Tuesday:        Philippians 3-4

* 238 11/21    Wednesday:   Hebrews 1-2    

239   11/22    Thursday:       Hebrews 3-4

240   11/23    Friday:         Hebrews 5-6

Question of the day:  What makes Yeshua so great?

Answer:  Read this verse and begin to understand His greatness is found in His humility.  Hebrews 2:9 But we see One who was made for a little while lower than the angels—namely, Yeshua. He is now crowned with glory and honor, because of the death He suffered so that, by the grace of God, He might taste death for everyone.

That’s right, Yeshua conquered death by dying.  Seems counterintuitive, but that is frequently how the kingdom of God is manifested.  Yes, He died on the cross a sacrificial death.  There can be no greater act of humility.  Yeshua died so we can live.  

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