Shabbat Shalom! – another great teaching from Steve at Torah Family.
Shavuot explained by TorahFamily.org.
“Regardless of when the first resurrection takes place, may we
always make sure we are living the life our savior is calling us to
walk in. May we always walk in His love. The love that He said all
men would know we are His disciples. Are you walking in that love
Remember, people won’t know you are His disciples because you
follow the right calendar. People won’t know you are His disciples
because you say His name right. People won’t know you are His
disciples because you can quote verses. People will know you are
His disciples because of your love.
Walk in His love today as we continually watch and pray for His
Blessings & Shalom!”
Once again Kit Pharo, Pharo Cattle Company, boldly expounds the holiness of God (YHWH) in his Sabbath Day Devotions.
Sabbath Day Devotion
June 2, 2018
The First Memorial Day Celebration –
Last week, we discussed the Memorial Day celebration that takes place in America to honor those who died fighting in one of America’s wars. As I pondered this, it dawned on me that God, the creator of the universe, established a weekly memorial day of his creative power and ability. Unfortunately, most of mankind pretty much ignores this memorial day.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so, on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. (Genesis 2:2-3)
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:8-11)
The Sabbath (seventh day) was given to mankind at the close of creation by God himself as a memorial of his creative power. God blessed it and made it holy. Later, God reestablished the importance of the Sabbath when he gave us his Ten Commandments. The Fourth Commandment (above) is the only one of the ten that begins with the word “remember” – and yet it is the only one of the ten that has all but been forgotten and ignored by most of today’s so-called Christians. If God did not intend for us to remember the Sabbath day and to keep it holy, why did he give us the Fourth Commandment?
Many of today’s so-called Christians teach that we now only have Nine Commandments. In doing so, I believe they are gravely in error. You may or may not agree… but I am convinced, now more than ever, that God’s Ten Commandments represent HIS standard of holiness – they always have and they always will, at least until heaven and earth disappear (Matthew 5:17-18).
I have no trouble acknowledging the fact that I can only be saved by God’s grace through my faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is impossible for me to be good enough to deserve God’s gift of salvation. It is impossible for me to earn God’s gift of salvation. I cannot be saved by obeying the Ten Commandments, because it is impossible for me to perfectly obey them. From God’s perspective (when he looks at my heart and my mind), I have broken all of his Ten Commandments.
Even though I cannot be saved by obeying God’s Ten Commandments, I firmly believe I should do my best to obey them – all of them. Why? Because they represent God’s standard of holiness. Disobeying them would be wrong. If I love God and if I love Jesus, I will obey their commandments (John 14:15, I John 2:3-4 and I John 5:1-3).
Now… don’t get all bent out of shape about what day you GO to church. I don’t care what day you GO to church – and I don’t think God cares what day you GO to church. Instead of just GOING to church, I encourage you to start BEING the church. I realize that BEING the church is a new concept to most of today’s so-called Christians – but that is exactly what God had in mind when he created the church.
Don’t just GO to church; BE the Church
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A very thoughtful article deserving review.
Ezer Kenegdo and Submission (1 Peter 3:1)
How do we reconcile the role of the ezer kenegdo as a helper that opposes with 1 Peter 3:1?
“Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives.”
One of the points of proper Biblical hermeneutics is called “The Synthesis Principle”. This method explains that the best interpreter of scripture is scripture itself. A passage must be examined in relation to its immediate context (the verses surrounding it), its wider context (the book it’s found in), and its complete context (the whole Bible). The Bible does not contradict itself. In other words, good Bible interpretation relates any one passage to the total content of scripture. This careful process ensures that one has the “whole story.” This lessens the possibility of someone taking…
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Here is a YouVersion image from good friend, Steve King. How do the Scriptures define ‘saint?’ You may have the testimony of Yeshua, but do you keep the commandments of God?
Malachi 4 says the generation in the days of Elijah will keep the Law of Moses… EVEN the statutes and ordinances!!
Got Torah? Might be a good time to investigate…
Thoughtfully explained; with gentleness and respect.
Some time ago, a fellow blogger at Life As I Interpret It, nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you very much. I would encourage visiting her blog since she is bold in sharing real life struggles and challenges in cutting back in a realistic manner without sacrificing small pleasures.
However, not really knowing how to go about responding, I kept putting off responding to the nomination, so here goes.
Here are the instructions:
The rules for this award are below (copied and pasted from the nominator’s site):
My questions to the nominees are as follows:
For us, it is buying second hand clothing for the most part, buying organic food in bulk (not prepared foods – but flour, sugar, cases of frozen veggies, etc and hold out for when it’s on sale). If we want to read a new book, we get it through inter-library loan rather than purchasing. And, in general, just really consider whether or not we need to make a purchase.
My grandparents bought him for me (when i was 16) at auction as a burnt out barrel racing horse – i loved him to pieces. We raced barrels, pole bending, flag racing and whatever else i put in front of him -he was game. Didn’t have a lick of cow sense, but he would always do what i asked, so we were a great team. He was four when he came home with me, but died a few years back at the ripe old age of 29 – we were mates. (i’m gonna cry now.)
Currently, we have an old farm cat we call Thunder. He is 15 years old and still going strong. Still quite the hunter and frequently brings his prey to the door for our approval. Pretty much an outdoor cat, except he likes to come in when it’s cold now.A beautiful stray kitten showed up at the seed plant last fall and we were able to save him. My son named him ‘Ashes.’
Now, for the questions I pass on to bloggers I nominate.
Passing on the nomination to:
Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser– Now, she actually manages and writes several blogs! Check them out for great ideas on cooking and living!
Faithful Homestead – Jennifer tells a great story of day to day homeschooling, farming, and homesteading.
Grace In Torah – VERY insightful and thoughtful teachings about living in Torah.