Living Torah Commentary – Mishpatim (Rulings) – Attitude Check! – SCRIPTURES FOR February 22, 2020

Torah Commentary Mishpatim (Rulings) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 Matthew 5:38-42; 15:1-20 Acts 23:1-11 Hebrews 9:15-22; 10:28-39 Attitude Check! We now begin to expound on the Ten Words. Before we do, we need to consider the reason we are moving on: Why do we desire to live by His Words? This may seem like an oversimplified thought, but I believe it is much needed. Stop … Continue reading Living Torah Commentary – Mishpatim (Rulings) – Attitude Check! – SCRIPTURES FOR February 22, 2020

TorahScope – Torah Reading – Mishpatim -Rulings – “Faithfully Do” – 4 February, 2018

Mishpatim – Rulings Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 “Faithfully Do” by Mark Huey Last week, our Torah reading Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23[26]) centered on the dramatic events surrounding the appearance of the Almighty Creator God at Mount Sinai, as He conveyed the Ten Commandments to the people of Israel through His servant Moses. The original recipients of these foundational building blocks of faith were primed for embracing them, after … Continue reading TorahScope – Torah Reading – Mishpatim -Rulings – “Faithfully Do” – 4 February, 2018

Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Mishpatim (Rulings) – Getting Into His Mind – February 10, 2017

Torah Commentary – Mishpatim (Rulings) Exodus 21:1-24:18 Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26 Matthew 5:38-42; 15:1-20 Acts 23:1-11 Hebrews 9:15-22; 10:28-39 Getting Into His Mind If you ever want an interesting study, type in “Mind of Messiah” in a Bible search. Of course you may have to use the word “Christ”, but nonetheless it will take you on quite a journey. One of my favorite verses revealed in the … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Joined To HaShem – Mishpatim (Rulings) – Getting Into His Mind – February 10, 2017

Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Names) – His Ways – January 6, 2017

Torah Commentary Sh’mot (Names) Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 Matthew 22:23-33; 41-46 Acts 3:12-15 Hebrew 11:23-26 His Ways Just a few days ago we entered into the Gregorian year of 2018. The thought of that seems a bit strange. You may even be one who would say you never imagined how this world system could possibly have lasted this long. I can relate. Truth is, … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Names) – His Ways – January 6, 2017

Weekly Torah Readings – One New Man Bible – Vayigash – Dec 23, 2017

Vayigash Judah Pleads 44:18. Then Judah came near to him and said, “Oh my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord’s ears and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are even as Pharaoh. 19. My lord asked his servants saying, ‘Do you have a father or a brother?’ 20. And we said to my lord, … Continue reading Weekly Torah Readings – One New Man Bible – Vayigash – Dec 23, 2017

Torah Reading – V’yigash – He approached – “Positioning for Restoration” – 19 December, 2017

V’yigash – He approached Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 “Positioning for Restoration” by Mark Huey This week in V’yigash, the sons of Jacob/Israel finally experience a restoration of their familial relationship, after years of being estranged from their brother Joseph. For the past two Torah readings (V’yeishev: Genesis 37:1-40:23; Mikkeitz: Genesis 41:1-44:17) the emphasis has been principally on the trials of Joseph and his brothers, as the melodrama of their interactions … Continue reading Torah Reading – V’yigash – He approached – “Positioning for Restoration” – 19 December, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayigash (He approached) – The Day! – SCRIPTURES FOR December 23, 2017

Living Torah Commentary Vayigash (He approached)  Genesis 44:18-47:27 Ezekiel 37:15-28 Acts 7:9-16 The Day! This Torah portion may well be my favorite of all! To consider the prophetic shadows within these words is overwhelming to me. I have no idea how many times I have tried to imagine the scene we are reading. Yosef is standing in front of his brothers. They have no idea … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayigash (He approached) – The Day! – SCRIPTURES FOR December 23, 2017

Weekly Torah Portion – Mikeits – Dec 15, 2017 – One New Man Bible

Genesis 41:1 – 44:17 At the End of Two Years 41.1. And it was at the end of two full years that Pharaoh dreamed and, behold, he stood by the river. 2. And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favored and fattened cows and they fed in a meadow. 3. And, behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, … Continue reading Weekly Torah Portion – Mikeits – Dec 15, 2017 – One New Man Bible

Torah Commentary – Tol’dot (History) – The Battle Still Rages – SCRIPTURES FOR November 18, 2017

Torah Commentary Tol’dot (History) Genesis 25:19-28:9 Malachi 1:1-2:7 Romans 9:6-16 Hebrews 11:20; 12:14-17 The Battle Still Rages There are two areas of this Torah portion I would like to expound on this week. In the end the two will tie together as a theme. The first area to cover is the words of Rivkah (Rebecca). She is found to be barren. Yitzchak prayed for her and … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Tol’dot (History) – The Battle Still Rages – SCRIPTURES FOR November 18, 2017

Torah Commentary – Vayera (He Appeared) – The Rewards and Challenges of Listening – SCRIPTURES FOR November 4, 2017

Torah Commentary Vayera (He Appeared) Gen 18:1-22:24 2Kings 4:1-37 Luke 17:26-37 Romans 9:6-9 Hebrews 6:13-20 Ya’akov 2:14-24   The Rewards and Challenges of Listening   The journey to Canaan taught Abram and Sara much about listening. They have learned so much that their names have been changed. What has been added to each of their names? It is the Hebrew letter hey, which is a … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vayera (He Appeared) – The Rewards and Challenges of Listening – SCRIPTURES FOR November 4, 2017

Shabbat Shalom! – Weekly Torah Portion – Noah – Oct 20, 2017

Noah 6:9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. 10. And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11. The whole earth was corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence.12. And God looked upon the earth and, behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. 6:13. And God said to Noah, “The … Continue reading Shabbat Shalom! – Weekly Torah Portion – Noah – Oct 20, 2017

Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Exodus) – What Is In Your Hand?

Torah Commentary Sh’mot (Exodus) Exodus 1:1-6:1 Isaiah 27:6-28:13; 29:22-23 Matthew 22:23-33; 41-46 Acts 3:12-15 Hebrews 11:23-26 What Is In Your Hand? Many generations have lived and died since the time of Joseph. To the Hebrews, Caanan is a distant place that is talked about on occasion, but Egypt has become home in their minds. The stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are ancient history. Joseph … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Sh’mot (Exodus) – What Is In Your Hand?

Torah Commentary – Vezot ha’Bracha – “And this is the blessing”

Torah Commentary Vezot ha’Bracha “And this is the blessing” Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12 Joshua 1:1-18 This Shabbat’s readings mark the end of the Torah cycle. The scriptures we will read are maybe the most bittersweet of all the Torah. Moses finishes his message of Deuteronomy by speaking a blessing over the people he has led for the past forty years. I would imagine that as the words … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Vezot ha’Bracha – “And this is the blessing”

B’shalach (After he had let go) – “Complaining Slaves” – JANUARY 10 , 2014

The previous three Torah readings of Exodus: Shemot, V’eira, and Bo, all detail some of the most important and memorable events in the Holy Scriptures—getting us to learn about how God miraculously involves Himself in delivering His people. Yet as important as the Exodus from Egypt is, why do we see God’s chosen complaining, immediately after they are released? In B’shalach this week, we see the Ancient Israelites complaining right after they … Continue reading B’shalach (After he had let go) – “Complaining Slaves” – JANUARY 10 , 2014

Bo (Go) – “Signs for Us” – JANUARY 3, 2014 – TorahScope

This past week, the Lord has given me much to think about as I have meditated upon our Torah portion, which is most especially known for recording the Exodus of Ancient Israel from Egypt. Determining what to share can be rather difficult, as the Exodus is probably the most important event in our faithafter the crucifixion and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. I believe that a … Continue reading Bo (Go) – “Signs for Us” – JANUARY 3, 2014 – TorahScope

Torah Commentary – Blindness of a Different Sort – Korach “Korah” – June 6, 2013

Torah Commentary  Korach “Korah” Numbers 16:1-18:32 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22 John 9-10 Blindness of a Different Sort   It is said that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Of course there is an exception to every rule and Moses was this exception.  Forty years on the backside of a desert tending sheep had taught Moses a lesson in humility and love for people he could … Continue reading Torah Commentary – Blindness of a Different Sort – Korach “Korah” – June 6, 2013

Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”

Naso (Take) Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 “Blessings and Shalom” The most striking feature in this week’s Torah portion, Naso, is the reciting of what has become known as the Aaronic Benediction. While a standard feature of the Jewish liturgical tradition and of the weekly Shabbat service, Christians are certainly familiar with this blessing as well: “Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, “Thus … Continue reading Naso (Take) – “Blessings and Shalom”

Torah Commentary – TEACHING FORMER GENTILES – B’midbar (In The Desert) – Joined To HaShem

Torah Commentary B’midbar (In The Desert) Numbers 1:1-4:20 Hosea 2:1-22 Luke 2:1-7 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 TEACHING FORMER GENTILES   When the Apostle Saul (Paul) accepted his call to go to the Gentiles, he probably did not realize the difficulty of his task.  He had been raised as a Hebrew.  He understood Hebrew life, its customs and its traditions.  He knew how to communicate with others … Continue reading Torah Commentary – TEACHING FORMER GENTILES – B’midbar (In The Desert) – Joined To HaShem

This Weeks Torah Portion – “Blood Life” – Acharei Mot (After the death) – April 19,2013

Acharei Mot (After the death) Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Ezekiel 22:1-19 (A); 22:1-16 (S) “Blood Life” Just like the double Torah portions of Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33) that are separated for leap year readings, Acharei Mot is usually coupled with the following portion, Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27). Our selection for this week starts out with describing the meticulous requirements the high priest is to perform on the Day of … Continue reading This Weeks Torah Portion – “Blood Life” – Acharei Mot (After the death) – April 19,2013