Commentary on Proverbs 31:10-31

Proverbs 31:10-31 is a passage that beautifully outlines the virtues of an ideal wife, often referred to as אשת חיל (“Eshet Chayil”) or “Woman of Valour.” This passage is part of the wisdom literature in the Tanakh and is traditionally attributed to King Solomon. It provides not only a depiction of an exemplary woman but also offers profound insights into the values and expectations within a godly household.

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Commentary on Psalm 145

1 I will exalt you, my God, the King.
I will praise your name forever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you.
I will extol your name forever and ever.
3 Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised!
His greatness is unsearchable.

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Wonders That Are in Your Law

“Open my eyes so that I can see the wonders that are in your Law.” – Psalm 119:18, Peshitta

This particular verse highlights David’s desire to gain deeper understanding and appreciation of Torah. Psalm 119, the longest Psalm in the Bible, consists of a deep meditation on the beauty and perfection of God’s Torah. It contains almost 200 verses, structured as an acrostic poem, with each section corresponding to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This structure shows the completeness and orderliness of God’s Commandments. The eighteenth verse stands out as a prayer for divine assistance in understanding Yahweh’s Torah. St. David acknowledges that without God’s help, the Torah’s full depth and beauty cannot be grasped. This recognition of human limitation and the need for God’s assistance is central to the life of faith.

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Commentary on the Haftarah – Judges 11:1-33

Haftarah for 13 July 2024

1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour. He was the son of a prostitute. Gilead became the father of Jephthah. 2 Gilead’s wife bore him sons. When his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You will not inherit in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.” 3 Then Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob. Outlaws joined up with Jephthah, and they went out with him.

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We Follow Yeshua Mshikha

Shalom brothers and sisters,

In this world where chaos and confusion reigns, institutes are necessary for helping in the organisation of the various ministries assigned to sharing the Gospel of Yeshua with others. We always pray for the Heavenly Father’s blessing on such institutes and that the ministries and those taking the lead, always give glory to the Creator.

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Do Not Become Frightened

Shalom brothers and sisters,

Despite current conditions in the world, we must remain faithful to the Father’s Commandments and have faith in His promises. We must rely on the Ever-Present Yahweh and His Son Yeshua to help us through this day and the days to come.

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Women of Authority in and Outside of the Congregation

Women of the Church of Jerusalem in the first century had many responsibilities within their own households and in the congregation as they do today. The question has arisen concerning the responsibility of the prayers associated with Erev Shabbat. Traditionally the women of the household recite these blessings, whether that is the mother, wife or eldest daughter. The question involves whether or not it is appropriate for the woman of the house to recite prayers in the presence of her husband or other males (such as visitors) within the same home who are gathered together for the welcoming of Shabbat.

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What is a Real Believer?

We do not admit anyone into the Assembly unless an individual or group is in complete harmony with the essentials of our Faith, which are outlined in our sacred articles, based on the Scriptures, Holy Tradition and enforced through both the Ecumenical Councils and by local Councils (Divine Decrees through Apostolic Letters, Encyclicals, etc.). This does not, however, indicate that those who are not in agreement with what we proclaim as essential are not believers in some form or fashion.

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No Grey Areas

The Lord has told us very clearly that there is no “grey” area when it comes to True and Pure worship! There are no allowances for people to sit on the fence! A person must give their complete and absolute faith, trust and life to Messiah and to continue walking the path of righteousness devoid … Read more