Growth in the Body

Saturdays: The Sabbath Torah Portions
Numbers 4:21—5:10

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Every man in the range of age indicated is assigned a task in the arrangement of the articles in the tabernacle. All the details of the adornments have spiritual meaning for worship, serving also to define the meaning of each person’s part in the whole.

While the activities are restricted to men of certain ages, there is completeness with everyone having a part. Paul develops this in Ephesians 4:16 where the tabernacle is no longer an edifice with objects within, but rather the Body of the Risen Lord. Every believer is a part of the whole, each doing his/her part to have the body of Christ grow into wholeness.

Reflect upon how you can find the meaning of your life through the way you share your uniqueness with others. Anything less limits the growth in the Body of Christ.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
My task within Your body 4:21ff
Finding You in everything
Unity in bond of peace Eph 4:3
Growing up into You, Christ Eph 4:15

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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 third part.
For more about the Torah portions and thoughtful commentaries, visit
The Jewish Theological Seminary.

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