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 | September 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM EDT | No Comments
Do not be persuaded by any other way! As we approach Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) and the Ten Days of Awe, (the days from Yom Teruah to Yom Kippur in which we reflect upon our lives and teshuvah - return) understand that The Eternal despises all evil doers, revelers will not stand (vs6) and those who deceive will be condemned (v7). He alone is our refuge, and to Him alone do we cry out towards His Set Apart Place. (vs 3, 8 12).
YHWH will declare those who do evil guilty and they will be cast away (vs 11), while those who take refuge in Him and follow His ways will be sheltered (vs 12). He will bless the righteous. (vs 13)
Before Shabbat begins this evening spend some time with The Eternal. Renew your relationship with Him. Teshuvah!
Come, and let us return to YHWH; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. Hosea 6:1
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.