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."
Moran writes, "Often we give in to our fleshly desires, which may start with a “smaller” sin… we say to ourselves, “Just this time”, but it doesn’t stop there. Why?"
Moran writes, "Often times in our walk with the Lord, we find ourselves dealing with the same struggles, which serve to increase and strengthen our faith, as well as to remind us of God’s absolute sovereignty, power, and holiness."
Moran writes, "It is interesting to note that some of the men leading the rebellion alongside Korah were the descendants of Reuben. Recall that Reuben was the oldest of Jacob’s sons, which meant that people looked up to him and revered him as the first-born."
Moran writes, "This week’s scripture portion is quite well known, but has some unfortunate mistranslations in the English versions."
Moran writes, "In this week’s parasha, we find the Children of Israel complaining of their situation in the wilderness. Numbers 11 opens with a description of the state of mind of the people of Israel, which was selfishness..."