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Each day, one says the blessing:
Blessed are You, YAHUVEH our God, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
Today is the Fifth day of the Omer. The Merciful One, may He return to us the service of the Temple to its place, speedily in our days. Amen, Selah! IN YAHUSHUA’S NAME
Day 5 Omer Reading:
Week 1 Attribute 1 – Love/Ahava And Kindess/Chesed Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YAHUSHUA
I may speak in the tongues of men, even angels; but if I lack love, I have become merely blaring brass or a cymbal clanging.
I may have the gift of prophecy, I may fathom all mysteries, know all things, have all faith – enough to move mountains; but if I lack love, I am nothing. I may give away everything that I own, I may even hand over my body to be burned; but if I lack love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful, not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not gloat over other people’s sins but takes its delight in the truth. Love always bears up, always trusts, always hopes, always endures.
Love never ends; but prophecies will pass, tongues will cease, knowledge will pass. For our knowledge is partial, and our prophecy partial; but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, argued like a child; now that I have become a man, I have finished with childish ways.
For now we see obscurely in a mirror, but then it will be face to face. Now I know partly; then I will know fully, just as God has fully known me.
But for now, three things last – trust, hope, love; and the greatest of these is love.
13:1-14:1a This hymn, which can stand alone yet fits its context perfectly, is the great “love chapter,” just as Messianic Jews 11 is the great “faith chapter” and chapter 15 below the great “resurrection chapter.” Love is “the best way of all” (12:31) because it “fulfills the entire Torah” (Ro 13:8-10, Ga 5:14; see also Mt 22:34-40, Ya 2:8).
The word in Greek for “love” is “agapeÆ,” defined in the New Testament (by passages such as this chapter, Yo 3:16, 17:23-26 and 1 Yn 2:5-4:21) as giving of and from oneself; love expresses itself in acts of benevolence, kindness and mercy in which heart, mind and will are united because they are motivated and empowered by God.
Such love goes beyond what one can generate of oneself, because it has its origin in God. When such love is experienced by one person from another, the experience is of God’s love channeled through that other. Some Christian commentators stress the supposed uniqueness and superiority of agapeÆ over the ahavah (“love”) and chesed (“loving-kindness”) of the Tanakh. But this is surely a false distinction, for the love of God is not different now from what it was then; nor is it more available now than before.
To present New Testament religion as romantic, based on mere feelings. Rather, the New Testament expositions of agapeÆ clarify the nature of the very ahavah and chesed spoken of in the Tanakh. .
YAHUVEH/GOD is the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever! YAHUSHUA is His Love Gift To The World. Joh 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.
This is how my Father is glorified – in your bearing much fruit; this is how you will prove to be my talmidim.
“Just as my Father has loved me, I too have loved you; so stay in my love.
If you keep my commands, you will stay in my love – just as I have kept my Father’s commands and stay in his love.
I have said this to you so that my joy may be in you, and your joy be complete.
“This is my command: that you keep on loving each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than a person who lays down his life for his friends.
As Believers In Messiah YAHUSHUA Our Master Can we show any less love for one another? Read John 17 Pray 1 Corinthians 13