Shine His Light

The weekly Scripture portion (parasha) starts with a very interesting verse that says: And you shall command the sons of Israel, that they shall take to you pure olive oil of crushed olives for the … Read More

Something to Look Forward To

In this week’s portion we read: Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My … Read More

Protecting the “Old”

I’ve really wrestled with this week’s Scripture portion (parasha). I spent a lot of time in prayer and seeking the Lord’s wisdom before writing this commentary. My goal in writing this blog is to offer … Read More

First, Redemption

In this week’s parasha, we encounter a very famous portion of Scripture known as the “Ten Commandments”. There is no doubt that the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact not only for the Jewish … Read More

Standing Together

One of my favorite accounts in God’s Word is found in this week’s Parasha. It is a story that has not just greatly influenced me personally, but in many ways, has been a driving force … Read More

The Lamb of God

The Hebrew Scriptures (Tanakh) are full of references that connect to Messiah, and point to His fulfillment of the perfect, unblemished Lamb. In this week’s scripture portion, we find many of these connections, but I … Read More

Take Courage!

Our Scripture (Torah) portion this week opens with a wonderful reminder of who God is, His faithfulness and His endless love and grace (Exodus 6:2–13): God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am … Read More

Are You Convinced?

Our weekly reading takes us to a new book called Shemot (“Exodus”). As I was reading this portion I was touched once again by the heroic act of bravery that Shiphrah and Puah demonstrated by … Read More

The Lion of Judah

In this week’s parasha, we get a clear example of why we must read the entire Word of God as a whole book, rather than as two separate parts. In Genesis 49:1, many of the … Read More

Unmerited Grace

In my previous blog entry, His Perfect Plan (Pt. 2), I wrote that in the same way Joseph knew his brothers, but they did not recognize him until an appointed time, so it is with … Read More