Moran writes, "The Lord wants our eyes on Him and Him alone. He wants to be our God. We are to fear, honor, admire, and respect Him over anything else in our lives…especially that intimidating “giant” standing before us."
Moran writes, "This week’s reading portion is quite dense, but there are some real pearls of wisdom if we look closely. The parasha details the commandments that God gave the children of Israel—what they were to do, and not to do—when they came to the Land."
Moran writes, "Our weekly reading this week is full of different precepts full of great wisdom, love, and grace; they also deal with some moral issues that are helpful for us today."
Moran writes, "As I was reading our Scripture portion for this week, I was amazed at how full it is with many references pointing to the Messiah such as..."
Moran writes, "In this week’s reading, we find a very interesting principal that was originally put forth in Genesis chapter 2, and that is the principal of making wise choices."
Moran writes, "God’s choosing of, and His love for Israel was never conditional; those were the basis of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. What was conditional, however, was the intensity of blessing that Israel would experience if they loved and obeyed God with all their hearts."
Moran writes, "In this week’s Scripture portion, we see a connection between the promise of the Land and Israel’s election. Sadly, this subject is widely misunderstood within the Body of Messiah (among both Jewish and Gentile members), and I want to address it according to what the Scriptures say..."
Moran writes, "As we begin the book of Deuteronomy, I must say that I love the way our God works in that He is in the business of reminding! He knows us so well."
Moran writes, "In the end, it’s really about our willingness to settle for less than God’s best. We cheat ourselves out of living in His abundant blessing because we prefer to settle for what seems like the better end of the deal at the time."
Moran writes, "In this week’s reading, we find a great example of the godly character and leadership of Moses."