I deviated from Proverbs for a little bit because the Jewish High Holy Days begin tomorrow night (Monday). This is what I wrote about Rosh Hashanah. I know it is long, but it is my heart... Since leaving Israel it has been challenging to follow the Festivals and Holidays that God ordained in His Word. I miss them… They became near and dear to my heart. They have filled my heart and soul many times over the years. I know that many do not understand the depth that is so amazing
30 “Those who are not with me are against me, and those who do not gather with me are scattering. 31 Because of this, I tell you that people will be forgiven any sin and blasphemy, but blaspheming the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) will not be forgiven. 32 One can say something against the Son of Man and be forgiven; but whoever keeps on speaking against the Ruach HaKodesh will never be forgiven, neither in the ‘olam hazeh (these days) nor in the ‘olam haba (days to come). Jesu
Matthew 6:7-15 7 “And when you pray, don’t babble on and on like the pagans, who think God will hear them better if they talk a lot. 8 Don’t be like them, because your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 You, therefore, pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven!
May your Name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come,
your will be done on earth as in heaven. 11 Give us the food we need today.
12 Forgive us what we have done wrong,
as we too have forgiven those who ha
Today our family read from Proverbs. Chapter 9 has secrets to find wisdom. Proverbs 9:10 The fear of Adonai is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of holy ones is understanding. (CJB) Most of us would like to have wisdom. We know that the Word also tells us in James that if we lack wisdom we can ask God, Who gives generously to all… Wisdom, according to this verse, comes with the FEAR of Adonai. Our hope is in gaining knowledge of HIM. We gain understanding the closer we a
Friends… I want you to know today that God set YOU apart. Several weeks ago I read from a prayer that Jesus prayed before he died. John 17 is a powerful chapter and I know that if you read the whole thing you will be blessed. Today I chose to look at verse 17: John 17:17 Set them apart for holiness by means of the truth — your word is truth. (CJB) Jesus prayed in the garden that YOU would be set apart as HOLY. Do you believe that? Do you KNOW that YOU are chosen to be HIS? Wh
It is Friday again and time for Shabbat! Cleaning has been done. We just finished dinner with all the blessings - wife, children, bread, wine - and giving THANKS. Now, because it has been colder this week, we are snuggled in blankets watching a movie. I was reminded of a verse today about Shabbat being a delight. We know a song that Barry and Batya Segal sing based on the verse. It is Isaiah 58:13 “If you hold back your foot on Shabbat from pursuing your own interests on my h
Today we light the 4th candle of Chanukah. In our family that means we learn about Kindness! It is also another verse about LIGHT! Today I chose I Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, the King’s cohanim, a holy nation, a people for God to possess! Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (CJB) First, let me explain what the word, “cohanim” means. It is the Hebrew word for priest. What a great verse this