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 15, 2013 at 02:09 PM EST | No Comments
The earth is YHWH's and everything in it,
The world, and all who live in it. Tehillim 24:1
He brought everything into existence. There is not anything that was created that was not created by Him. And as creator everything belongs to Him.
All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made. John 1:3
All things and all people, whether they acknowledge Him or not. The good as well as the bad, the poor as well as the rich; we are His, and we own nothing, because it is all belongs to Him. This is why Yeshua said if some one asks something of you to give it.
His will for your life should be your will as well, for He is our King - the one true God. I read an article a few years ago, on what it meant in Biblical times to actually come before a king. Kings were feared greatly because they held complete power over their subjects. Do you recall Esther going before the king of Persia? She was his favored wife but it made no difference. Only the King of kings could give her favor in his eyes.
Living in this modern age we believe that we have power over our own lives. If we ask the Eternal to guide us, do we really mean it, or do we only want what Him to do for us what we think is right for us.
Let's remember our great and mighty King who we serve, not regarding our own desires but only His will.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Eternal is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom. Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 40:28
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.