First Fruits of Zion Staff
How does the Golden Rule to do unto others as you would have them do unto you summarize the whole Torah?
"When we pray, is God really listening? According to Yeshua, a person should talk to God like a child speaking to his or her father."
"The Master told His disciples not to give what is “holy” to dogs. In this context, “what is holy” refers to the sacrifices offered in the Temple."
"It’s easy to see all the little deficiencies and annoying things in others, but not so easy to see our own much-larger character flaws."
"Yeshua told his disciples not to judge others. Does this mean that judges on a court of law should not offer verdicts?"
"Yeshua wanted to teach His disciples to rely on God’s provision rather than their own frantic efforts. He contrasted them against the idolatrous, non-Jewish world..."
"We cannot serve both God and money, and we should not worry about material needs. Should we quit our jobs, forsake worldly occupations, and renounce all possessions?"
"Imagine two different slave-owners with equal possession over the same slave. They make competing demands upon the slave’s time and service. The slave cannot loyally serve both simultaneously."
"Yeshua said that “the eye is the lamp of the body” (Matthew 6:22). He explained, “If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.” What did he mean?"
"People say, “You can’t take it with you.” Yeshua contradicted that adage by citing the common Jewish belief that resources given to the needy will be repaid and rewarded in the Messianic Era and the World to Come."