You will be blessed when you are out and about
and blessed when you come back.
Moses tells the people about what is fair and what is not, when they continue to live as God’s people in the Promised Land. Remember that Moses knows that he is not going to actually enter that land, but that he would die looking at it from a distance. He’s like a father on his death bed who wants to instruct his children about how to live.
Today, think about what is right and fair as you recall the people who make up your life each day. For example, is there fairness in all the situations that you find at school? Is there someone not being treated fairly and God wants you to step in and try to see to it that fairness comes about? Will you accept the challenge?
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Blessed as I go in and out 28:6
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.
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.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…