Every Preparation Day (Friday before Shabbat) we busy ourselves rushing to ready our homes and meal for Shabbat. We're often so busy that we can lose sight of the purpose and blessings of Shabbat. A couple of years ago I got into the habit of prayerfully reading the Tehillim each day. It has truly blessed my life. Within those songs are strength, comfort, peace, and rejoicing. They are a reminder to us that no matter what is going on in our lives that The Eternal watches over us. I hope that sometime during your busy Preparation Day that you will take some time with the Tehillim. It is with this in mind that I have started this blog, which are insights into each song, posted every Friday morning. Shabbat Shalom!
By In the Shade of the Tent | November 01, 2013 at 02:57 PM EDT | No Comments
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of YHWH forever. vs 6
His goodness on us is spiritual blessing, not getting everything we "want", as Yaacov the brother Yeshua teaches- …you pray and don’t receive, because you pray with the wrong motive, that of wanting to indulge your own desires. Yaakov (James 4:3) The goodness we want to follow us is not material, but knowing that when we seek Him with all our heart, soul and strength we receive spiritual blessing. Because we love Him, this should be our goal. Spiritual "success" is not to be confused with material gain. Even down to what we will eat or wear. Our Rav, Yeshua said it best when He said,
In other words, don’t strive after what you will eat and what you will drink — don’t be anxious. For all the pagan nations in the world set their hearts on these things. Your Father knows that you need them too. Rather, seek his Kingdom; and these things will be given to you as well. For where your wealth is there will your heart be also. Luke 12: 29-30, 34
To dwell in His house forever, is to be in His presence. This is what we truly should desire - to please Him, and to be in His presence, to seek after the One who grants wisdom, protection, healing, and provides us with all our needs.
For Your grace is better than life…. Tehillim 63:4
Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock whence you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.