Parash 46 Ekev (Because) D’Varim/ Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
In the Parshah of Eikev ("Because"), Moshe continues his closing address to the Children of Israel, promising them that if they will fulfill the commandments (Mitzvot) of the Torah, they will prosper in the Land they are about to conquer and settle in keeping with God's promise to their forefathers. We see the promise from God over and over through out this parasha. We once again see the love letter from God. “He will love you, bless you and increase your numbers..”
Moshe also rebukes them for their failings in their first generation as a people, recalling their worship of the Golden Calf, the rebellion of Korach, the sin of the Spies, their angering of God at Taveirah, Massah and Kivrot Hataavah (the fascinating meaning behind the names) "You have been rebellious against God," he says to them, "since the day I knew you." But he also speaks of God's forgiveness (Grace) of their sins, and the Second Tablets which God inscribed and gave to them following their repentance.
Their 40 years in the desert, says Moses to the people, during which God sustained them with daily manna (What this) from heaven, was to teach them "that man does not live on bread alone, but by the utterance of God's mouth does man live." How the Lord puts us in the desert to be chastised but also to be alone with Him.
Moshedescribes the land they are about to enter as "flowing with Chalav (milk) and Devash (honey)", blessed with the "Seven Kinds" (wheat and barley, grapevines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil and dates), and the place that is the focus of God's providence of His world. He commands them to destroy the idols of the land's former masters, and to beware lest they become haughty and begin to believe that "my power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth."
A key passage in our Parshah is the second chapter of the Sh'ma, which repeats the fundamental mitzvot enumerated in the Sh'ma's first chapter and describes the rewards of fulfilling God's commandments and the adverse results (famine and exile) of their neglect. It is also the source of the precept of prayer and includes a reference to the resurrection of the dead in the Messianic Age.
Theme & Message –
an interesting scripture in chapter 7:14. We as a people would be blessed if we
follow His love letter. But, if we don’t follow the Mitzvoh that we as a people
would become sterile both male and female. This type of promise is found all
through this parasha. It is truly amazing how many times the Lord says this
during these few chapters.
H6880 צרעה tsir‛âh BDB Definition: 1) hornets
At this time the queen starts producing the first reproductive individuals. Fertilized eggs develop into females (called "gynes" by entomologists), unfertilized ones into males (sometimes called "drones"). Adult males do not participate in nest maintenance, foraging, or caretaking of the larvae. In early to mid-autumn they leave the nest and mate during "nuptial flights". Males die shortly after mating. The workers and queens survive at most until mid to late autumn; only the fertilized queens survive over winter.
A Hornet's sting is harmful, however the sting toxicity varies greatly by hornet species - from a typical sting, to among the most venomous known insects Allergic reactions can occur, these may result in death depending on the severity.
H6062 ענקי ‛ănâqîy BDB Definition: Anakims = “long-necked”
1) a tribe of giants, descendants of Anak, which dwelled in southern Canaan
H8404 תּבערה tab‛êrâh BDB Definition: Taberah = “burning”
H4532 מסּה massâh BDB Definition: Massah = “temptation”
H6914 קברות התּאוה qibrôth haṫta'ăvâh BDB Definition: Kibroth-hattaavah = “graves of lust”
H6947 קדשׁ בּרנע qâdêsh barnêa‛ BDB Definition: Kadesh-barnea = “holy”
H885 בּארת בּני־יעקן be'êrôth benêẏya‛ăqan BDB Definition: Beeroth Bene-Jaakan or Beeroth = “wells” or “wells of the sons of Jaakan”
H4149 מסרות / מוסרה môsêrâh / môserôth BDB Definition: Mosera or Moseroth = “bonds”
H1412 גּדגּדה gûdgôdâh BDB Definition: Gudgodah = “the slashing place”
H3193 יטבתה yoṭbâthâh BDB Definition: Jotbath or Jotbathah = “pleasantness”
Stiffneck H7186 קשׁה qâsheh
BDB Definition:1) hard, cruel, severe, obstinate, 1a) hard, difficult, 1b) severe, 1c) fierce, intense, vehement, 1d) stubborn, stiff of neck, stiff-necked, 1e) rigorous (of battle)
H6203 ערף ‛ôreph
BDB Definition: 1) neck, back of the neck, back, 1a) back of the neck, 1a1) of fleeing foe, 1a2) of apostasy (figuratively), 1b) stiff of neck, obstinate (figuratively)
D’Varim/Deuteronomy 7 -
Moshe in this chapter exhorts Israel,
I. In general, to keep God's commandments (Deu_7:11, Deu_7:12).
II. In particular, and in order to that, to keep themselves pure from all communion with idolaters.
1. They must utterly destroy the seven devoted nations, and not spare them, or make leagues with them (Deu_7:1, Deu_7:2, Deu_7:16, Deu_7:24).
2. They must by no means marry with the remainders of them (Deu_7:3, Deu_7:4). 3. They must deface and consume their altars and images, and not so much as take the silver and gold of them to their own use (Deu_7:5, Deu_7:25, Deu_7:26). To enforce this charge, he shows that they were bound to do so, (1.) In duty. Considering [1.] Their election to God (Deu_7:6). [2.] The reason of that election (Deu_7:7, Deu_7:8). [3.] The terms they stood upon with God (Deu_7:9, Deu_7:10). (2.) In interest. It is here promised, [1.] In general, that, if they would serve God, he would bless and prosper them (Deu_7:12-15). [2.] In particular, that if they would drive out the nations, that they might not be a temptation to them, God would drive them out, that they should not be any vexation to them (Deu_7:17, etc.).
Deu 7:12 "Because you are listening to these rulings, keeping and obeying them, Adonai your God will keep with you the covenant and mercy that he swore to your ancestors.
7:12 the promise form Adonai in if we love Him and His ways that we will prosper both the work of our hands and of our womb. The word in Hebrew used there for listening is H8085
שׁמע shâma‛ BDB Definition: 1) to hear, listen to, obey (verb), to hear of or concerning, to hear with attention or interest, listen to, to understand, to consent, agree, to listen to, yield to
7:13-14 the blessing of true prosperity if we follow Adonai. Remember back in the time when Adonai had Moshe write these words He dictated to him there was no paper money. Money was in the form of animals and other things. fruit of your ground - your grain, wine, olive oil and the young of your cattle and sheep…there will not be a sterile male or female among you, and the same with your livestock.
Incidence Rate for Male infertility: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA In 1938, 0.5% of males were functionally sterile vs. 8% to 12% today (http://www.yourfuturehealth.com/resources_statistics.htm#infertility)
Deu 7:15 Adonai will remove all illness from you - he will not afflict you with any of Egypt's dreadful diseases, which you have known; instead, he will lay them on those who hate you.
What disease did the Egyptian discover? Diabetes.
Data from the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (the most recent year for which data is available)
Total: 23.6 million children and adults in the United States—7.8% of the population—have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 17.9 million people Undiagnosed: 5.7 million people Pre-diabetes: 57 million people
New Cases: 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older each year.
Diabetes affects an estimated 23.6 million people in the US (90 percent to 95 percent have type 2 diabetes) - 17.9 million have been diagnosed, but 5.7 million are unaware they have the disease. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the American Diabetes Association, those affected include:
7:15 the reverse occurs if we don’t follow His ways and His rules He will make us sterile both male and female. This ties with Luke 1:25
Deu 7:16 You are to devour all the peoples that Adonai your God hands over to you - show them no pity, and do not serve their gods, because that will become a trap for you.
Many people don’t like the taste of a cigarette or alcohol the first. Second of third time they smoke or drink it. But yet they still become addicted to these things. Sin is never in your face. Our enemy satan is a snake and snakes sneak up on people. This is why Adonai said in verse 16 show no pity and do not get trapped by their gods. The word in Hebrew used is H4170 מקשׁ / מוקשׁ môqêsh / BDB Definition:1) bait, lure, snare
Deu 7:20 Moreover, Adonai your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left and those who hide themselves perish ahead of you.
A hornet's sting is painful to humans, but the sting toxicity varies greatly by hornet species. Some deliver just a typical insect sting, while others are among the most venomous known insects. Allergic reactions, fatal in severe cases, can occur—an individual suffering from anaphylactic shock Anaphylaxis is an acute systemic and severe type I hypersensitivity allergic reaction in humans and other mammals. The term comes from the Greek words ανα ana and φύλαξις phylaxis . Minute amounts of allergens may cause a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction... may die unless treated immediately via epinephrine Epinephrine Epinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter that participates in the "fight or flight" response of the sympathetic nervous system...
Deu 7:25 You are to burn up completely the carved statues of their gods. Don't be greedy for the silver or gold on them; don't take it with you, or you will be trapped by it; for it is abhorrent to Adonai your God.
Deu 7:26 Don't bring something abhorrent into your house, or you will share in
the curse that is on it; instead, you are to detest it completely, loathe it
utterly; for it is set apart for destruction.
7:26 The Lord shows us His jealous side. Saying Deu 7:26 Don't bring something abhorrent into your house. The word ABHORRENT IN THE Hebrew means H8441 תּעבה / תּועבה tô‛êbah BDB Definition:1) a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable, 1a) in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages)
1b) in ethical sense (of wickedness etc). So if you bring a tree that represents the Greek God Yul into your house this is what the Lord thinks. (Jer. 10). Also this ties together with D’Varim 23:17-18 Homosexual sex.
Deu 7:26 An idol, so the Targum of Jonathan, the abominations of idols and their utensils, or what is ministered to them, with anything that appertains to them, or is used in the service of them, as well as the gold and silver upon them; this care was taken as much as possible to prevent idolatry, and all appearance of it, and to show what might lead on and be a temptation to it:
In this chapter Moshe repeats the exhortation to observe the commands of God, and urges the Israelites to it, from the consideration of the great and good things God had done for them in the wilderness, and even in those instances which were chastisements, and were of an humbling nature, and on the consideration of the blessings of the good land they were going to possess, Deu_8:7 for which blessings they are exhorted to be thankful, and are cautioned against pride of heart through them, and forgetfulness of God, and of his goodness to them while in the wilderness, and when brought into the land of Canaan, which they were to ascribe to his power and goodness, and not their own, Deu_8:10, and the chapter is concluded with a warning against idolatry, lest they perish through it as the nations before them, Deu_8:19.
I. General exhortations to obedience (Deu_8:1, Deu_8:6).
II. A review of the great things God had done for them in the wilderness, as a good argument for obedience (Deu_8:2-5, Deu_8:15, Deu_8:16).
III. A prospect of the good land into which God would now bring them (Deu_8:7-9).
IV. A necessary caution against the temptations of a prosperous condition (Deu_8:10-14, and Deu_8:17, Deu_8:18). V. A fair warning of the fatal consequences of apostasy from God (Deu_8:19, Deu_8:20).
Deu 8:2 You are to remember everything of the way in which Adonai led you these forty years in the desert, humbling and testing you in order to know what was in your heart - whether you would obey his mitzvot or not.
8:1-2 The x-ray eyes of God. He looks at our heart. Many people are really very good actors. But the Lord is the most perceptive critic of them all. He knows our hearts. The Lord tests our hearts in the extremely difficult times. Many people forget where they came from and get arrogant.
The word test is used in verse 2. H5254 נסה nâsâh BDB Definition: 1) to test, try, prove, tempt, assay, put to the proof or test. Because if the fall from the garden all people now have to prove there devotion to Adonai and His ways. It is not enough to just say yes. Because our actions speak louder than words.
Deu 8:3 He humbled you, allowing you to become hungry, and then fed you with man, which neither you nor your ancestors had ever known, to make you understand that a person does not live on food alone but on everything that comes from the mouth of Adonai.
This is what Yeshua quoted at the devil. Now when we read it in context we can better understand the things unspoken between Yeshua and satan. Now read LUKE 4:1-4
8:5-6 God tells us why He disciplined us and tells us not to do it anymore. Follow His mitzvot and live.
Deu 8:6 So obey the mitzvot of Adonai your God, living as he directs and fearing him.
H3372 ירא yârê' BDB Definition: 1) to fear, revere, be afraid, to stand in awe of, be awed, reverence, honour, respect, to be fearful, be dreadful, be feared, to cause astonishment and awe, be held in awe
1b3) to inspire reverence or godly fear or awe
Deu 8:9 a land where you will eat food in abundance and lack nothing in it; a land where the stones contain iron and the hills can be mined for copper.
In this sentence Adonai is showing us that we will be extremely properious. We will also have the things to make strong chariots and other mechanical things.
Deu 8:10 So you will eat and be satisfied,
How many people in the world would love a hot meal each and every day, today?
8:11 the same exhortation to follow His ways but this is the third time in the same chapter. So how important do you think HIS Teachings are to HIMSELF?
Deu 8:14 you will become proud-hearted. Forgetting Adonai your God…
Pride comes before the fall of man. H7311 רוּם rûm BDB Definition: 1) to rise, rise up, be high, be lofty, be exalted, to exalt oneself, magnify oneself
Deu 8:17 you will think to yourself, 'My own power and the strength of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.'
The designer is telling the design that your going to mess up and you can’t say nobody told me.
Deu 8:18 No, you are to remember Adonai your God, because it is he who is giving you the power to get wealth, in order to confirm his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as is happening even today.
How many people say I did this on my own.
Deu 8:19 If you forget Adonai your God, follow other gods and serve and worship them, I am warning you in advance today that you will certainly perish.
Deu 8:20 You will perish just like the nations that Adonai is causing to perish ahead of you, because you will not have heeded the voice of Adonai your God."
8:19 A prophecy about what will happen when we don’t follow His rules. Israel spent 2000 years away from the Promised Land. 6,000,000 had to die all because we could not play follow the Lord.
D’Varim/ Deuteronomy 9 -
The design of God in this chapter is to convince the people of Israel of their utter unworthiness to receive from God those great favors that were now to be conferred upon them, writing this, as it were, in capital letters at the head of their charter, “Not for your sake, be it known unto you,” Eze_36:32.
I. He assures them of victory over their enemies (Deu_9:1-3).
II He cautions them not to attribute their successes to their own merit, but to God's justice, which was engaged against their enemies, and his faithfulness, which was engaged to their fathers (Deu_9:4-6).
III. To make it evident that they had no reason to boast of their own righteousness, he mentions their faults, shows Israel their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins. In general, they had been all along a provoking people (v. 7-24). In particular,
1. In the matter of the golden calf, the story of which he largely relates (Deu_9:8-21).
2. He mentions some other instances of their rebellion (Deu_9:22, Deu_9:23). And,
3. Returns, at Deu_9:25, to speak of the intercession he had made for them at Horeb, to prevent their being ruined for the golden calf.
Deu 9:2 a people great and tall, the `Anakim, whom you know about and of whom you have heard it said, 'Who can stand before the descendants of `Anak?'
Cross ref are B’midbar/Number 13:33 THEN BACKWARDS to Beresheet/Gen 6:4
Gen 6:4 The N'filim were on the earth in those days, and also afterwards, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; these were the ancient heroes, men of renown.
Gen 6:4 The Nephilim5303 were on the earth776 in those1992a days3117, and also1571 afterward310, 3651, when834 the sons1121 of God430 came935 in to the daughters1323 of men120, and they bore3205 children to them. Those1992a were the mighty1368 men1368 who834 were of old5769, men376 of renown8034.
H5769 עלם / עולם ‛ôlâm BDB Definition:1) long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world
H8034 שׁם shêm BDB Definition: 1) name , fame, glory, the Name (as designation of God)
the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest; by report, having had an account of them by the spies, who described them as very large bodied men, and of a gigantic stature, the descendants of one Anak, a giant; and so the Targum of Jonathan,"a people strong and high like the giants;''from these Bene Anak, children of Anak, or Phene Anak, as the words might be pronounced, the initial letter of the first word being of the same sound, Bochart (z) thinks the country had its name of Phoenicia:
and of whom thou hast heard say, who can stand before the children, of Anak? or the children of the giants, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan; which they had heard either from the spies who had suggested the same, Num_13:31 or as a common proverb in the mouths of most people in those days.
(z) Canaan, l. 1. c. 1. col. 346.
Deu 9:4 "Don't think to yourself, after your God has pushed them out ahead of you, 'It is to reward my righteousness that Adonai has brought me in to take possession of this land.' No, it is because these nations have been so wicked that Adonai is driving them out ahead of you.
Man has a wonderful way of thinking they can do all things by themselves. We won the war by our own hands. Instead of Adonai getting the glory.
Deu 9:5 It is not because of your righteousness, or because your heart is so upright, that you go in to take possession of their land; but to punish the wickedness of these nations that Adonai your God is driving them out ahead of you, and also to confirm the word which Adonai swore to your ancestors, Avraham, Yitz'chak and Ya`akov.
The Lord allowed an evil to dwell in this land. But the eviction notice had come. The Lord drove them out little by little.
9:6 the Lord tells Israel it is not because of there righteousness but His love for them and His promise. He says this in three consecutive verses. Why would a parent tell there child something 3 times? He also tells Israel what a pain in the neck we are.
Deu 9:7 Remember, don't forget, how you made Adonai your God angry in the desert…
The parent reminds there child what happen last time. In the hopes that it does not happen again.
Deu 9:10 Then Adonai gave me the two stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God;…
When someone wants to say the Torah of Moshe point them back to this to say it was the HAND of Elohim who wrote the commandments for all to follow.
Deu 9:13 Moreover, Adonai said to me, 'I have seen this people, and what a stiffnecked people they are!
Might we be a pain in the neck?
Verses 14-20 talk about our sin. We see the progression from blessings, to thinking about our own selves instead of Adonai, to deep sin.
Deu 9:21 I took your sin, the calf you had made, and burned it up in the fire, beat it to pieces, and ground it up still smaller, until it was as fine as dust; then I threw its dust into the stream coming down from the mountain.
We see the sin was ground up and we had to drink of that cup of wine. We see later how Yeshua had to drink that cup for us so we can choose personally to follow HIM.
Deu 9:22 "Again at Tav`erah, Massah and Kivrot-HaTa'avah you made Adonai angry;
The total meaning is listed in the Hebrew names section above. It is truly amazing when you understand the Hebrew and put it into an English sentence. Burning temptation = graves of lust. That what the Lord says in those names. But he our Lord is ever forgiving because in verse 23 He sends us to Kadesh-Barnea. That names means “Holy”. Adonai is always making a way for us to be close to Him.
Deu 9:29 But in fact they are your people, your inheritance, whom you brought out by your great power and your outstretched arm.'
With this verse we see who the true inheritance is. It is not the children of Ishmael and it is not the Goyim church with their inaccurate replacement theology.
D’Varim/ Deuteronomy 10 -
Moshe having, in the foregoing chapter, reminded them of their own sin, as a reason why they should not depend upon their own righteousness, in this chapter he sets before them God's great mercy to them, notwithstanding their provocations, as a reason why they should be more obedient to His LAWS for the future.
I. He mentions divers tokens of God's favour and reconciliation to them, never to be forgotten.
(1.) The renewing of the tables of the covenant (Deu_10:1-5).
(2.) Giving orders for their progress towards Canaan (Deu_10:6, Deu_10:7).
(3.) Choosing the tribe of Levi for his own (Deu_10:8, Deu_10:9).
(4.) And continuing the priesthood after the death of Aaron (Deu_10:6).
(5.) Owning and accepting the intercession of Moses for them (Deu_10:10, Deu_10:11).
II. Hence he infers what obligations they lay under to fear, and love, and serve God, which he presses upon them with many motives (Deu_10:12, etc.).
Deu 10:8 At that time Adonai set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark for the covenant of Adonai and to stand before Adonai to serve him and to bless in his name, as they still do today.
We see who Adonai picks to carry HIS Ark.
Deu 10:12 "So now, Isra'el, all that Adonai your God asks from you is to fear Adonai your God, follow all his ways, love him and serve Adonai your God with all your heart and all your being;
Deu 10:13 to obey, for your own good, the mitzvot and regulations of Adonai which I am giving you today.
Love, Love, Love the Beatles sang about it. Many songs have been written about it. But is our definition of love the same as Gods? So if we as people knowingly turn from His ways do we have a leg to stand on when He chastises us. But if we follow His ways time and time again He has said what He will do for us. We also see once again Adonai telling us to fear HIM.
Deu 10:16 Therefore, circumcise the foreskin of your heart; and don't be stiffnecked any longer!
Allow the Love of God to get into our hearts. How can a person circumcise there heart? That is truly our alter. It is our heart. Don’t be stiffnecked. The Lord is saying don’t be a pain in the neck just do as I asked of you.
Deu 10:17 For Adonai your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty and awesome God, who has no favorites and accepts no bribes.
It reads better in the NASB
Deu 10:17 "For the LORD3068 your God430 is the God430 of gods430 and the Lord136 of lords113, the great1419, the mighty1368, and the awesome3372a God410 who834 does not show5375 partiality5375, 6440 nor3808 take3947 a bribe781
Lord H3068 יהוה yehôvâh BDB Definition: Yehovah = “the existing One”
God H430 אלהים 'ĕlôhîym BDB Definition: 1) (plural), 1a) rulers, judges, 1b) divine ones
Yehovah The Existing One is Elohiym three times. Elohiym is a plural name for Yehovah ( No J sound in Hebrew)
When you read it backwards you see the awesomeness of God. Lord of lords. Is God of man. The second lord is that of man. The first is Lord as in God.
So we have Lord of man is Elohiym. Lord of man is plural not one. Did you ever wonder why the word God is there in verse 17 three times and it is the same word 430?
Now one step further back Lord or in Hebrew here is Yehovah existing one.
So we have Lord of man is Elohiym The Father, The Son and The Ruach HaKodesh they are the existing ones!
Deu 10:18 He secures justice for the orphan and the widow; he loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.
H1616 גּיר / גּר gêr / gêyr BDB Definition: 1) sojourner, a temporary inhabitant, a newcomer lacking inherited rights
Yeshua quotes this now read it in context of TORAH Mat 25:35-46
Deu 10:19 Therefore you are to love the foreigner, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Love the foreigner. So that would be anyone who is not of the seed of Avraham. The word in the Hebrew used here is H1616 גּיר / גּר gêr / gêyr BDB Definition: sojourner. We are to love them and show them the ways of God so that they will have the opportunity to know the Lord.
Deu 10:20 You are to fear Adonai your God, serve him, cling to him and swear by his name.
D’Varim/ Deuteronomy 11 -
With this chapter Moshe concludes his preface to the repetition of the statutes and judgments which they must observe to do. He repeats the general charge (Deu_11:1), and, having in the close of the foregoing chapter begun to mention the great things God had done among them, in this,
I. He specifies several of the great works God had done before their eyes (Deu_11:2-7).
II. He sets before them, for the future, life and death, the blessing and the curse, according as they did, or did not, keep God's commandments, that they should certainly prosper if they were obedient, should be blessed with plenty of all good things (Deu_11:8-15), and with victory over their enemies, and the enlargement of their coast thereby (Deu_11:22-25). But their disobedience would undoubtedly be their ruin (Deu_11:16, Deu_11:17).
III. He directs them what means to use that they might keep in mind the Mitzvoh (law) of God (Deu_11:18-21). And,
IV. Concludes all with solemnly charging them to choose which they would have, the blessing or the curse (Deu_11:26, etc.).
11:1 Love, Love, Love we are to Love His ways.
Deu 11:8 Therefore, you are to keep every mitzvah I am giving you today; so that you will be strong enough to go in and take possession of the land you are crossing over to conquer;
Deu 11:9 and so that you will live long in the land Adonai swore to give to your ancestors and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.
If you go back to verse 2 you get this promise. Love, Love, Love we are to Love His ways. For this true love we will receive the land flowing with Chalav & Devash (Milk & Honey)
Deu 11:12 It is a land Adonai your God cares for. The eyes of Adonai your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.
No other place on earth can say this. In a very particular and special manner; otherwise he has a general care of the whole world, and all the parts of it; for as the earth is his, and the fulness thereof, his providential care reaches everywhere; but as this spot was what he had chosen for his own residence, and the place of his worship, and for an habitation for his peculiar people; he exercised a more peculiar care over it, to make it fruitful, commodious, and pleasant; or which "he seeketh" (i); that is, the good of it, and to make it convenient, useful, and delightful to his people; yea, which he sought for and desired for his own habitation, Psa_132:13,
Deu 11:13 "So if you listen carefully to my mitzvot which I am giving you today, to love Adonai your God and serve him with all your heart and all your being;
ALL OUR HEARTS. How many times does AV have to say it. Love, Love, Love we are to Love His ways. This time He will send the rains in the proper times.
Deu 11:16 But be careful not to let yourselves be seduced, so that you turn aside, serving other gods and worshipping them.
Seduction is satan’s greatest too. In the Hebrew the definition is H6601 פּתה pâthâh BDB Definition: 1) to be spacious, be open, be wide, entice, deceive, persuade, seduce, to deceive
Deu 11:18 Therefore, you are to store up these words of mine in your heart and in all your being; tie them on your hand as a sign; put them at the front of a headband around your forehead;
Deu 11:19 teach them carefully to your children, talking about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up;
Teaching these things to our children serves two purposes. It reminds ourselves and it teaches them because they will ask questions.
Deu 11:20 and write them on the door-frames of your house and on your gates –
The Mezuzah on our homes and other building may have this scripture in them. Yeshua parents would have had a Mezuzah on there door, Do you?
Deu 11:21 so that you and your children will live long on the land Adonai swore to your ancestors that he would give them for as long as there is sky above the earth.
Deu 11:22 "For if you will take care to obey all these mitzvot I am giving you, to do them, to love Adonai your God, to follow all his ways and to cling to him,
Love, Love, Love we are to Love His ways. Cling to them and the enemy will flee.
BRIT HADASHA LESSON –
Mattiyahu (Mat.) 6:22-24, 28:19-20 Great commission (D’Varim 10:19)
Luke 1:25 sterile from (D’Varim 7:14)
Luke 18:1-8 (D’Varim 8:1-6)
Acts 7:44-60 (D’Varim 9:6)
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Shabbat "The Lord's day-Sat", Tuesday Bible Study &Thursday Prayer night
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