Moran writes, "The first one is this important recurring theme of barrenness, which plays a significant role in the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their wives."
Moran writes, "Many times we overlook Sara’s life as we focus primarily on Abraham, his amazing story, the amazing promises that he received from God, and no doubt his amazing faith."
Moran writes, "Yet, even with such great faith, I am sure Abraham did not expect what God was about to ask of him in verse 2..."
This week’s reading brings us to some very important verses, which hold some of the most important, foundational principles in all of Scripture.
Moran writes, "What I admire most about Noah is his commitment to honoring God regardless of the cost. His righteousness was a result of his faith in God, which he then put into action."
Moran writes, "This is not just pertinent to Jewish followers of Messiah; we can all – Jew and Gentile alike- gain a great deal of insight in these Torah readings!"
Moran writes, "I love God’s appointed times; they are such a great reminder of the One who was, who is, and who is to come! They are also a great time for us to reflect on the past, be thankful in the present, and look forward to the future."
Moran writes, "Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is quickly approaching. During the last few days, I have been reflecting a lot on my life, my relationship with God, and my walk with God..."
Moran writes, "We tend to think more highly of ourselves than we ought to. I’m not advocating being self-deprecating, or having “low self-esteem.” What I’m talking about is having a right understanding of our position towards the Lord."
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."