Iyyar (Iyar) 9
Day 22 Omer Reading
Week 4 /Attribute 4 – Victory/Endurance/Determination (Netzach)
We have completed 3 weeks counting to Shavuot Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YAHUSHUA
Be Determined To Walk In YAHUVEH’s Righteous Ways And In His Love
Yacov/James 1:19 Therefore, my dear brothers, let every person be quick to listen but slow to speak, slow to get angry; 20 for a man’s anger does not accomplish YAH’s righteousness! 21 So rid yourselves of all vulgarity and obvious evil, and receive meekly the Word implanted in you that can save your lives.
This is Wisdom from James /Yacov. Verse 19 says let every person be quick to listen, but slow to speak…
There are times when we need to learn the “Vocabulary of Silence”, if we would listen more, our words would be words of the spirit and not of the flesh.
It takes much self control, to control the tongue, any married couple can tell you that, most fights would stop in five minutes, if we did not have to be the one to get the last word in, so before you know it a little disagreement turns into hurtful words and quarreling and even divorce.
Verse 19 says but be slow to anger.
In other words do not be quick to speak when you have anger inside of you, that is when you need to walk away and calm down and pray.
The enemy loves to bring a spirit of strife into our marriages, family and Congregations, by being slow to anger we will not react in the flesh but let our words be filled with the wisdom and love of YAH, and as we do this YAH’s righteousness will prevail.
Vs. 20 for a man’s anger does not accomplish YAH’s righteousness.
There is a difference between righteous anger such as YAHUSHUA’s rebuke of the money changers in the temple, and HIS rebuke of certain Scribes and Pharisees. HE was angered because of there total lack of respect for YAHUVEH’s House of Prayer and for being hypocrites and because HE knew that it was the spirit of satan behind their actions.
The anger in this verse is referring to bursts of anger, which can result in violence against another. It is an anger that acts before it thinks, and controlled by the passions and not the spirit.
We can be righteously angry at the works of the enemy and the sorrow he causes such as war, poverty, sickness and bondage, but we need to walk in love with eachother.
We need to listen, and give a soft answer because “A soft answer turns away wrath”, your actions could very well bring someone who has rejected YAHUVEH all of his life into a relationship with the Holy GOD YAHUVEH of Israel, or turn him away.
James 1:21 So rid yourselves of all vulgarity and obvious evil, and receive meekly the Word implanted in you that can save your lives.
James 1:21 goes on to tell us to rid ourselves of vulgarity profanity, course speaking, telling dirty or lewd jokes, or even to listening to them and obvious evil and to humble yourselves and submit, to submit is to obey, just like a servant would obey his master/boss ,yourselves to the Torah/Word of YAHUVEH.
Walking in the spirit, letting the Word dominate our actions can save our lives! Receive meekly the Word implanted in you that can save your lives
What did Our Master YAHUSHUA Ha Mashiach have to say about this…..
So Who Is My Neighbor???
Luke 10:29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to YAHUSHUA, “And who is my ‘neighbor’?”
Read Luke 10:29 – 37 for the answer.
Mark 12:30 One of the Torah teachers came up and heard them engaged in this discussion. Seeing that YAHUSHUA answered them well, he asked him, “Which is the most important mitzvah of them all?”
29 YAHUSHUA answered, “The most important is, ‘Sh’ma Israel, YAHUVEH Eloheynu YAHUVEH echad [Hear, O Israel, YAHUVEH our God, YAHUVEH is one],
30 and you are to love YAHUVEH your ELOHIM with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your understanding and with all your strength.”
31 The second is this: ‘You are to love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other mitzvah greater than these.”
32 The Torah – teacher said to him, “Well said, Rabbi; you speak the truth when you say that HE is one, and that there is no other besides HIM;
33 and that loving HIM with all one’s heart understanding and strength, and loving one’s neighbor as oneself, mean more than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34 When YAHUSHUA saw that he responded sensibly, HE said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of ELOHIM.”
And after that, no one dared put to him another qustion/ sheilah.
But I tell you, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
45 Then you will become children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun shine on good and bad people alike, and he sends rain to the righteous and the unrighteous alike. 46 What reward do you get if you love only those who love you? Why, even tax – collectors do that!
47 And if you are friendly only to your friends, are you doing anything out of the ordinary? Even the Goyim do that!
48 Therefore, be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
May our prayer be today to YAHUVEH our father that in the Name of YAHUSHUA HE would confirm the work of our hands for HIS glory and for HIS Kingdom and that HE would give us favor with whom we need favor with in order to do the work HE has called us to. May HE bring total Restoration and Shalom to both Houses of Israel, Judah and Ephraim In YAHUSHUA Ha Mashiach name, AMEN.
Read Psalm 119:1-8