After Sabbath Musings – 1/1/2012

There seems to be a lot of talk lately about not condemning other believers, about not beating someone over the head with your Torah scroll. I have seen and been a part of the railing against the pagan practices of the church, but is that really my job, any of our business? Is it my job to speak out against a church, a pastor or a teaching that I disagree with? I’m all for an exchange of ideas, even with both sides completely disagreeing with each other. 

Is this a result of our Greek mindset, the idea that there is always a right and wrong, black and white, us vs. them.  The Hebraic mindset and the mindset that we should be assuming does not perceive right and wrong in the same light as the Ancient Greeks did. Is the Almighty One, Blessed is He, Greek or Hebrew. Does he percieve our existence with an eye on the Ideal, or with his eye focused on our hearts, our desire to seek Him and know His ways and to walk according to His teachings because of desire. 

Psalm 51:16For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
         You are not pleased with burnt offering.

17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
         A broken and a contrite heart, O G-d, You will not despise.

Does this mean that G-d doesn’t want sacrifices, of course not, it means His focus is on the heart with which we sacrifice. Then can we offer up a pleasing sacrifice. If our heart is bitter and full of hatred towards the believers of the mainstream church because they are not yet Torah observant  then how can we offer G-d a pleasing sacrifice?


One thought on “After Sabbath Musings – 1/1/2012

  1. Jonathan January 2, 2012 / 11:19 am

    When Jesus met the woman at the well, he didn’t start by telling her she believed the wrong thing. He asked her for a drink of water. When she began asking Him questions, it opened the door for Him to lovingly point out some errors in her lifestyle. If He would have beat her over the head with all her errors, she would not have gone back to the town and brought everyone back to hear Jesus!

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