YHVH’s Will Part 2 Mattote (Numbers 30:2-32:42)

Posted on Jul 19, 2014

071914spby Rabbi Paul Falk– Moses spoke to the tribal leaders of Israel…Torah portion is Mattote.  It is the last two in Numbers before we go into Deuteronomy.  So the first few Hebrew words that we’d be reading.  Now what’s intriguing is this means “said.”  usually we’d say “Bada-behr YHVH”  This Torah starts with “Bada-behr Moshe”  Now, I am continuing with what I started last time.  We started talking about this idea of YHVH’s will.  Now I’m going to spend about six (6) slides doing a quick review, to catch our minds up. And then we are going to start off in a different direction.  So, in regard to YHVH’s will, last time we met, this is what we talked about. We said, putting our plans aside to allow his to be accomplished.  It was humbling ourselves, to serve Him.  It was truly being willing and open to change.  Probably the hardest one for us is the flexible expectations, because our expectations are our goals, they’re what we are striving for, and that they could be changed on the way, is very difficult.  I brought up Isaiah 55:11, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth, It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”  What we talked about last time is YHVH’s will is always based upon His word…

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