Commentaries & Kingdom News

August 2016


Shalom!   There are many interesting words used to describe our relationship with the Almighty. Some even seem to contradict each other. When YHWH spoke the Ten Words (Commandments) on Mt. Sinai, before anything else, He establishes who He is and what He has done for them:   Shemot/Exodus 20:2 " I am YHWH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.   Throughout the Torah and the prophecies, YHWH constantly reminds...

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Shalom!   Devarim/Deuteronomy 8:1 "Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which YHWH swore to your fathers. 2 "And you shall remember that YHWH your Elohim led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3 "So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger,...

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Shalom!   Devarim/Deuteronomy 1:5 On this side of the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moshe began to explain this Torah, saying,   Thus begins the teaching of Moshe, in an attempt to make sure the "torch" of the Torah was passed on to this second generation. In considering the concept of the "torch", let's define it further. One of the definitions from Merriam-Webster: something (as tradition, wisdom, or knowledge) likened to a torch as giving...

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Shalom!   Included in our double portion this week is a review of the 40 years worth of stops the Israelites made from the time they left Egypt to the borders of the Promised Land. Yes, the starting point is Egypt, but remember the Land they are returning to is the Land YHWH promised to Avram:   Bereshith/Genesis 15:7 Then He said to him, "I am YHWH, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this Land to inherit it."   The plan,...

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