From Curse to Blessing

Saturdays: The Sabbath Torah Portions
Deuteronomy 21:10—25:19

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To listen to Nick read the one-minute introduction.

Ask the Holy Spirit to help you sift out the eternal truths that remain after some regulations are no longer in effect. The Lord has led us away from being a male-dominated society. Yet, the areas of God’s concern are ever the same. For example, God cares about sexual behavior, for sexuality says a great deal about who God is and how God is related to us. Marriage imagery is often used to describe the relation of God to us. Consider too the seriousness of an incorrigible child; read what happened to such a one! Modern society is filled with examples of enabling and spoiling children by their parents. Look for the eternal sense of justice that runs through the other examples given.

Paul in Galatians 3 speaks about the curse of the cross. Not only was Jesus nailed to the cross; so also were the curses that went with it. The curse has become the blessing. Hold the cross near you as you hear God’s personal instruction to you in this passage.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
Love for all of Your creatures 22:1ff
Joy when what is lost is found
I was lost, and now I’m found
Being helpful—happiness

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for the version for children and families.

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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