The centuries-old five-pointed geometric figure is most known as a symbol of the Jewish community. In this article we will outline the interpretation as well as the possible point of view for us today.
Tag: Human beings
Scattered, broken, thwarted reflection of God
Nature and everything in it was in a perfect natural peaceful balance. By the wrong choice made by the first human beings there came a crack in perfection and in the relationship between the Creator and other creatures.
Moment of getting knowledge and its consequence
Man knew that The Word of God brought life and order and got their mind wondering if they could not become as wise and mighty as God. The inner voice of man or the nachash is of self-esteem and brings deception when allowing oneself to be carried away by the temptation, falling into trickery, treachery,and insincerity.
Orders for the first human beings and Rebellion against their Maker
God made Himself a beautiful Royal Garden, the Gan Eden with in the midst of it a Etz HaDa'as Tov v'Rah or Tree of moral of which God asked man not to touch it nor eat from the fruit that gives knowledge about good and evil because they would then certainly die. But we come to see that the nachash (temptation) was to strong for the isha and she got her husband involved in her act of disobedience to the Elohim.
Created in the image of the Elohim to use their likeness properly
Created in the image of God man has 49 sefirot in him or a 49-step process of self-refinement, having received orders from his Maker Who expect to fit man in His holy Plan.
How to Read the Bible (sequel 2)
When going to read and trying to study the bible it is best to make a plan beforehand, with the knowledge that it is not so useful to just read the book in one go once in a lifetime. It is a library of 66 books which demands repetitive reading, not confusing or taking additional human notes as being part of God's Words.
How to Read the Bible
Though even the Bible speaking in an ancient Voice the Most High Creator took care that His Words would spread all over the world and would reach the many different peoples in a language they can understand.
To be careful and to remember
John Walton writes
God … adopted the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.
or “we could say incarnated Himself” writes who regularly preaches at Bethany Community Church. With that incarnation he probably does mean something different than what we would understand by bringing life into His Word. Naturally we do know the Almighty never incarnated into something or some one. But what God provided, was that God His Word came to the people
“in the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.”
or, as John Walton puts it,
“[The Bible’s] message transcends the culture in which it originated, but the form in which the message was imbedded was fully permeated by the ancient culture.”
We should believe the Bible is authoritative, and we should take the words of those 66 different books as containing all the necessary.
We may never forget that
We need to be open to letting the Bible speak in its own voice, not in ours.
This is so often forgotten by lots of people, who prefer to take all those added notes by theologians as more telling than the words in the bible text itself.
When reading the Bible we should know that we have God’s Word in our hands and that we should open our ears to what He is saying. We should be humble enough not to think human beings who went to a theological college would know it better than Him. Reading the Bible is a way of hearing God’s word when we are prepared to have our ears and eyes open for what the Most High wants to tell and show us.
We do have to allow Scripture to guide us on what to do and how to serve the Most High. Whatever happens and whenever in our life we can turn to the Bible. In times of sadness, joy, worry or bereavement there is He Who wants to talk to us. It is up to us to be willing to hear what God has to say.
Being humble with our interpretations, because we aren’t perfect, we always should remember that god’s Word is perfect and does not need any adding by human beings.
How to Read the Bible (sequel 1)
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Today, in a short blog post, we are going to try to dive pretty deep theologically and philosophically. I want to begin with a quote from a pretty well-known Biblical scholar at Wheaton, named John Walton, who apparently Larry went to school with, which makes me quite jealous.
Walton writes this, “We must notice that when God wanted to talk to the Israelites about their intellect, emotions, and will, he did not revise their ideas of physiology and feel compelled to reveal the function of the brain. Instead, he adopted the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.”
For me, that last line is incredibly important… “[God] adopted” – or we could say incarnated Himself – “in the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.” What this means is that the message of the Bible is imbedded and formed by the ancient cultures of…
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