Emor7 hours ago
We are on a journey. Our journeys are full of purpose and design. And, like all travelers, we make constant choices to move ahead, stand still, drift, or fall backwards. The seed planted in us at Passover has forty-nine days to grow and mature. These days of counting provide a natural and timely opportunity to consider our path.Read This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
It's not easy to leave the corner of a field unharvested, especially when you might be having trouble making ends meet yourself. How did the farmer find the resolve to follow this instruction? He had only to remember that the land did not really belong to him. He was only a sharecropper, so to speak, working the soil on God's land.
In the first century, sexual immorality wove through the warp and woof of the Roman world. Roman culture, for all its austere talk of moderation, indulged in all manner of perversity, lewdness, and depredation. Today it is no different in the world.
The children of Israel left Egypt, Pharaoh, and slavery behind as they descended into the water, and they arose on the other side as free men. Immersion into the name of Messiah represented the transition from death to life. Paul saw the same imagery at work in the crossing of the sea.
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