40 Days: Day 37

We all should know ourselves well enough to understand that our brothers (and sisters) are just as frail as we are. We should not harbor unrealistic expectations of our brothers. We should pray for them without ceasing. “Do not speak evil against one another, brethren. The one who speaks against …

40 Days: Day 36

Be careful who you are following. Test every word, every teaching, every proclamation and prophecy. Keep your eyes on Yeshua. “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who …

40 Days: Day 35

Rabbi Fohrman gave a midrash for Tish B’Av called “The Power of Rachel’s Tears”. The insights given regarding the relationship of Rachel and Leah were very eye opening. Rachel is the matriarch of the sons of Yosef. Leah is the matriarch for the sons of Yehudah/Judah. I saw in this …

40 Days: Day 34

Repentance, reconciliation, and restoration are all elements of the journey of the bride. It is at this time, starting with the first of Elul, that we choose to focus on the part of the journey of the bride that began at Passover and continues through the cycle of the Festivals. …

40 Days: Day 33

My reading this morning took me to Genesis 22, the recounting of God asking Abraham offer his only son, his Promise, on the altar to Him. I can only imagine Abraham’s shock and second guessing, but what we see in this passage is a steadiness, confidence, and trust that blows …