I received a very sad email the other day that moved me so much, I thought I’d share it so that we can all be reminded of how to handle forgiveness and infidelity.
She wrote that she has been unfaithful to her husband for the past ten years and had treated him badly. She also expressed her deep remorse for all of the things she has done and has recently accepted Yeshua. (Jesus) She has repented from her sins and has turned to YHVH for forgiveness and she believes by faith that she has been forgiven. Continue Reading
There can be a way which seems right to a person, but its end are the ways of death. Prov 16:25
This is a pretty simple verse right? As far as I know, this verse has never been a point of contention for any denomination in Christendom. It’s one of those few verses that you could apply to just about anything and it would fit because the principle is the same – a warning that even though we THINK we’re right about something, we could be wrong. I have seen this commonly applied to many religions outside of Christendom. This application fits and so I’m not disputing it. However, I have a slightly different take on this based on a couple of bible verses. Continue Reading
John 21 tells the story of how some of the disciples went fishing and didn’t catch anything all night. Then Yeshua appears and tells them to cast their net on the right side of the boat and they did and caught so many fish that they had trouble hauling them all in.
In Hebraic thought, there can be more than one meaning. Continue Reading
While reading about the parable of the hidden treasure in Matt 13:44, and about the merchant looking for fine pearls in the next verse, I noticed a related yet opposite theme involving Judas of Iscariot. Continue Reading
“On that Day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! Didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we expel demons in your name? Didn’t we perform many miracles in your name?’ Then I will tell them to their faces, ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’ Matt 7:22,23 (CJB)
On Judgement Day, many will be surprised and shaken to the core to hear such words. It’s every believer’s worst nightmare – to THINK that you’re living a life pleasing to YHVH only to find out that you have been deceived all of this time and that you were actually practicing lawlessness to boot!
We all claim that we know Him but does He know us? After all, His knowing us is all that really counts on Judgment Day. In the verses above, the person being judged is essentially saying that they know Him because they have prophesied and performed miracles in His name. Yet, He does not agree with that claim. Continue Reading
Is ‘legalism’ keeping the law in order to obtain salvation or in order to keep it? Is ‘legalism’ man-made laws? You might think these definitions are pretty close to what you believe based on what you’ve been taught or what your particular bible translation states but read for yourself and see if you feel the same way. Continue Reading
Inviting someone to dinner or offering a drink for an unexpected friend; these are what we typically think of as being hospitable and it is. But what I want to talk about is the Hebraic view of hospitality.
While we are familiar with this concept in our Western thinking, it takes on a slightly different meaning or nuance when we think Hebraically. Continue Reading