It will be difficult for you to read about the treatment of the inhabitants of cities that resist the entry of God’s people into the Promised Land. However, thank God for Jesus! When the resistance to God’s plan of salvation comes from the very center of Judaism—the chief priests, Scribes and Pharisees—then the outcome is reversed; they are rejected, and God’s beloved ones become those of any race or nation open to God’s movement in their hearts. Recall the parables of the Wedding Banquet and others that express this reversal.
The Old Testament presses against the New for fulfillment. However, one truth pervades both Testaments. God is looking for a people who will love him and follow God’s ways of love. Do not resist God’s plan.
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Example: Law of love surpassing all
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship
throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy
that are read each year beginning with autumn.
For all the Firestarters I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet. Check the menu options at the site for more information