Archive | September, 2014

Learning From Our Big Brother

When ‘Elyon gave each nation its heritage, when he divided the human race, he assigned the boundaries of peoples according to Isra’el’s population; but Adonai’s share was his own people, Ya‘akov his allotted heritage. – Deut 32:8-9 God made all the families of the earth. Out of all of them, He chose Israel to be […]

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Same God, Same Commandment, But?

This week I attended a bible study where the discussion centered on loving as God loved. One of the participants said it wasn’t possible to love as God loves. Another piped up that it is possible, because Jesus told us to do it. She kept insisting that it was simply a matter of obedience to […]

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God is Seriously Serious

As I read the Torah portion today, it struck home that God is seriously serious about His commandments and rulings.  The good news is that if we obey them, He pours down blessing upon us.  It’s all there in Deuteronomy 28:1-14.  The bad news is…really bad. As I was reading the curses that come with […]

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The Beauty of Discipline

In the morning, I usually read the Bible on my tablet. You see, I have small sources of light around the house, giving off a soft glow that I love. Turning on a harsh light would smash that peaceful, warm feeling. The early morning is the time of day that I seek my Father. It’s […]

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The Father’s Choice – Are We Presumptuous?

Last weekend, on the drive to Jacksonville to see my son and his family, I listened to FFOZ’s teaching on the Torah portion ‘Korah’. (I’m a little behind.) In it, D. Thomas Lancaster spoke about how Korah and his cohorts rebelled against God by rebelling against His chosen. They rejected Moses and Aaron, presuming that […]

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