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Musings from Mishlei

CONSIDER YOUR WAYS –> THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE. Proverbs 1 (Complete Jewish Bible) 1 The proverbs of Shlomo the son of David, king of Isra’el, 2 are for learning about wisdom and discipline; for understanding words expressing deep insight; 3 for gaining an intelligently disciplined life, doing what is right, just and fair; 4 for […]

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The Case of Mistaken BOUNDARIES

Men and women have erected the wrong boundaries: THEIR OWN. Whose Boundaries have you ERECTED, RESPECTED & PROTECTED? Do you know? Are you aware? Are they G-D’s?  Or are they yours? If yours, you get the opposite effect of what you’re hoping for.  Within the Torah, we find G-D’s Framework for properly erecting and building […]

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Responding to The First Lament

Genesis 3:9 The FIRST LAMENT and LIFE-LONG POINT OF CONSIDERATION  9 Adonai, God, called to the man, “Where are you?” For context ‘Ayeka?’ is the penetrating question we contemplate each morning IN THE LIGHT OF MESSIAH that it may DIRECT OUR DAY(s). It’s most often translated ‘Where are you?’  But its Hebrew meaning is much deeper than […]

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Noach, Yetzer Hara, and VICTORY!

CALL YOURSELF (ONLY) WHAT G-D CALLS YOU (PROCLAIM/CALL OUT/RECITE). Are you? VICTORIUS ATTITUDE comes from our ‘yetzer hatov’ (GOOD/properly functioning inclination). DEFEATIST ATTITUDE comes from our ‘yetzer hara’ (evil/dysfunctional inclination). Expounded from this thought in Genesis from this week’s Torah Portion ‘Noach’… YETZER is a ‘framework, purpose, and mindset’. We have TWO [since we ‘ate […]

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The Door to The Kingdom of Heaven

The Torah Portion for this week lays out for us the 8 Moedim.  These are the Eight Appointed Times of The LORD G-D from Vayikra (Leviticus) 23.  They were established for us from ‘The Beginning’: (from www.studylight.org) The word moed comes from the word yâ‛ad meaning ‘to meet’.  The two letter root is ayin-dalet, can be expressed as ‘see […]

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Arrogance Is Not Holy Reverence

Arrogance is far from The Holy Reverence of ADONAI <– and that is where WISDOM manifests. First, DEFINE REVERENCE – especially how G-D Himself defines it. That will take some time, searching and thought. Now, differentiate between King Messiah’s Reverence and worldly reverence (or fear). What or who have you ‘lifted and admired’ above ADONAI […]

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