Torah Portion – Week 45 -21-22
Welcome brothers and sisters to week 45 – “Va’etchanan” I pleaded. In this portion, we see Moses not being able to enter the land of Israel, a Plea from Moses to Israel to keep the commandments, another brief overview of the cities of refuge, the 10 commandments and Shema and the decree to take the land from the enemy.
Welcome brothers and sisters, my name is Adam – Your brother in Yahusha who has been called to study the Torah and I invite you to join me.
Why we are doing this- Psalms 119:18
“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”
23-26: We see YHWH is no respecter of persons and he means what he says
- Leaders judged with a greater strictness https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+3%3A1%2C+rom+2%3A11%2C+acts+10%3A34-35%2C+lev+26%3A1-9%2C+&version=KJV
4:1 – Just like in the end https://classic.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=rev+22%3A14&version=KJV
4:3 -Sacrifices to the dead (false Elohim) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=rev+18%3A4&version=RSV
4:4 – Cleave like husband and wife https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=gen+2%3A24%2C+john+17%3A20-22&version=RSV
4:6 – Making wise the simple! (although what kind of witness are we to the nations? https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ps+19%3A7%2C+ps+119%3A99%2C+2+Corinthians+3%3A2-3&version=KJV
4:8 – The world has twisted what is good and evil so much that people do not look favorably upon the Torah.
4:9 -10– We saw through the book of the Kings that it only took one generation to fall away, same as the book of Judges.
4:13 – Sapphire stones, sapphire firmament, throne and tzitzits!
4:18 – Idolatry in the heart as well. Does this mean no pictures of animals etc? https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+chron+3%3A7%2C+10-16&version=KJV
4:19 – Serving the sun and moon – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=jer+8%3A1-3%2C+eze+8%3A16%2C+2+kings+17%3A16%2C+zeph+1%3A5%2C+1+kings+18%3A21&version=KJV
29-31 – His compassion, mercy and forgiveness.. Manasseh (2 chron…Ascen 1:1-9 and https://classic.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+chronicles+33%3A1-20&version=KJV
4:33 – Who spoke? (we will conclude in Deut 5) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+5%3A37%2C+john+1%3A18%2C+exo+24%3A9-11%2C+exo+34%3A5-8&version=KJV
Targums 2nd paragraph, first verse.
“He made you hear the voice of His Word from the heavens on high, to give you discipline by His doctrine, and showed thee upon earth His great fire, and made thee hear His words from the midst of the flame”
The commandments (first 4 loving YHWH, last 6 loving your neighbor)
- 3. Using a title instead of his name, using his name in a vow and not keeping it
- 5. Honor Parents (even if they aren’t good, nice or believers)
5:9 -10 – Love fulfills the law https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=rom+13%3A8-10%2C+1+john+5%3A2-3%2C+john+14%3A15%2C+john+15%3A9-10&version=KJV
29: Blessing or curse – Deut 11:26-28
Targums makes clear The Word was there
6:1 – Commandments – Mitvot (like 10 commandments)
Statutes (ordinances) – Choq/chuqqah Typically refers to tithes, priests portions, and procedures of feasts/festivals
Judgements (right rulings) – Judicial rulings or sentences pertaining to actions or misdeeds
6:2 – demonstrates true fear and love of Yah
…. Messiah study https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQxqLJ9sgoc&t=3118s
6:6 – Real heart for him is to hear (shema) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+10%3A27-30%2C+exo+19%3A5-6%2C+john+8%3A42-43%2C+matt+15%3A7-9&version=KJV
8: “Sign” on the hand and forehead – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=rev+13%3A16&version=KJV
6:17-20 (leads into 6:21) – Testimonies (witness that testifies) – https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h5713/kjv/wlc/0-1/
6:21-24 – What’s your testimony?
6:25 – righteousness defined https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ps+119%3A172%2C+rom+7%3A14%2C+rom+8%3A1-4&version=KJV
Self-righteousness – https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=self+righteousness&atb=v158-1&ia=definition
7:9 – Thousand generations – Enoch 10:17-18 https://sacred-texts.com/bib/boe/boe013.htm
PRAY!!!!! AND BLESS WITH AARONIC BLESSING