“And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”” (Mark 12:28-31)
Our Father in Heaven desires harmony among His people. We seem to have no problem loving Yah, but when we throw His people into the mix, we have problems. This is why Yeshua included the instruction from Torah that we should love our neighbor as well (Leviticus 19:18). One outcome of loving Yah will be that we love what He loves, namely, His people.
Sometimes in the course of our lives we find ourselves in a situation in which we may have misspoken, or our intent is misunderstood or misinterpreted. In times like these, we have an opportunity to forgive, or to ask for forgiveness. We should always be willing to humble ourselves and to seek peace with each other.
As we prepare for the Fall Moedim we should earnestly seek the heart of the Father, and we should also o search out the intentions of our own hearts. This will lead us to connect with YHWH, and it will also lead us to connect with each other.
Yah wants to connect with those who desire to worship Him (John 4:23-24). We are a place for His presence to dwell, and this gives us the intimacy to worship Him, individually and personally, and also together in a corporate setting. Some day we will all be together for eternity worshipping our King. Let’s start together. Here. Now.
Hineh Ma Tov (Psalm 133) right?
May these 40 days be a time of growth, blessing, and unity for all of us.
Dr. David E Jones
2018 40 Days of Repentance Introduction: https://bneyyosefna.com/2018/08/12/40-days-of-repentance-introduction-for-2018/
2018 40 Days of Repentance Glossary: https://bneyyosefna.com/2018/08/12/glossary-of-terms-for-40-days-of-repentance/