Commentaries & Kingdom News

November 2015

Vayishlach

Shalom!   This week we continue to read of more trials for Ya'acov as he learns to properly prioritize fear of the Almighty over fear of man:   Matthew 10:28 "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.   Ya'acov was just returning from Charan after 20 difficult years with his Uncle Lavan.  Certainly Lavan was a difficult and conniving man,...

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Vayetze

Shalom!   First of all, thanks to all of you who responded to my story about Daisy last week.  Some of you told me dog rescue stories of your own...so precious and such a testimony of the kindness of the Elohim we serve.      At the beginning of this week's Torah reading, we hear of Ya'acov's first personal encounter with YHWH:    Bereshith 28:12 Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top...

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Toldot

Shalom!   Near the beginning of this week's Torah portion we read once again of the barrenness of one of the wives of the matriarchs.  Let's read of how the couple handled this situation in more than one English translation:   KJV Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated (atar) the LORD for (nokach) his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated (atar) of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.   NIV Genesis 25:21 Isaac prayed to the...

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Chayei Sarah

Shalom!   If you ask, who was the "woman at the well" to most believers in Jesus, the answer would be the Samaritan woman whom Yeshua encountered in John 4.  But William Bullock, Sr. expounds this week on the original "woman at the well".  She was none other than - Rivkah.   From Bullock's commentary:   "It is not only the Rivkah's of the world - the pure, the young, the beautiful, the servant-minded innocents -...

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