Michelangelo – Moses
The Reading for Today: Deuteronomy 18:6—19:13
Turn on your television, and you will likely find a commercial for a psychic hotline. It is stated that the calls are “For entertainment only,” disclaiming deception.
Chapter 18 from verse 9 explicitly prohibits these customs, calling them an “abomination to the Lord. The Lord does not speak to entertain you, but to give you life, with proper guidelines to be sure that you will grow.
In chapter 18 from verses 15 to 22, there is a remarkable prediction from Moses about a prophet like him that the Lord will raise up. Jesus fulfills this prophecy. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you God’s will for your life as you read in faith and trust.
The Sabbath Torah Portion
Saturdays are dedicated to the Sabbath Torah portions
read in synagogues throughout the world.
This plan follows those traditions that take a third of the portion
over a three year cycle, this year, the second part.
For more about the Torah portions and thoughtful commentaries, visit
The Jewish Theological Seminary.
The Firestarters and readings are posted in the timezone UTC+12, so that they are available in New Zealand and other regions near the International Date Line.