CONSIDER YOUR WAYS –> THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
Proverbs 1 (Complete Jewish Bible)
1 The proverbs of Shlomo the son of David,
king of Isra’el,
2 are for learning about wisdom and discipline;
for understanding words expressing deep insight;
3 for gaining an intelligently disciplined life,
doing what is right, just and fair;
4 for endowing with caution those who don’t think
and the young person with knowledge and discretion.
5 Someone who is already wise
will hear and learn still more;
someone who already understands
will gain the ability to counsel well;
6 he will understand proverbs, obscure expressions,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.
7 The fear of Adonai is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
The Prophet Haggai pleaded with us by the Holy Spirit to CONSIDER OUR WAYS/THINK ABOUT OUR LIVES:
3 Then this word of Adonai came through Haggai the prophet: 4 “So is now the time for you to be living in your own paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? 5 Therefore here is what Adonai-Tzva’ot says:
‘Think about your life!
6 You sow much but bring in little;
you eat but aren’t satisfied;
you drink but never have enough;
you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm;
and he who works for a living earns wages
that are put in a bag full of holes.’”
7 “Here is what Adonai-Tzva’ot says: ‘Think about your life!
Without CONSIDERING OUR WAYS in THE LIGHT OF THE Ruach HaKodesh, we will simply ‘go with the flow of this present world’ when our DIVINE INHERITANCE is to GO IN THE FLOW OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN’S TORAH.
The Two Ways are worlds apart, but they are dangerously ‘easy to mix’ (this is The Admonition against Babylon’s ‘confusion through mixing’!) when not consistently CONSIDERING OUR HEARTS/MINDS IN THE LIGHT OF TORAH as the Prophet Haggai prophesied IN THE SPIRIT.
HaSHEM created ‘AWARENESS/MINDFULNESS’, not the teachers of today. APART FROM ‘THE LIGHT OF HIS TORAH’, WE WILL NOT HAVE IT. THIS MESSAGE IS ALL OVER THE SCRIPTURES IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE(S).
Mishlei 1:2 “TO BE ONE WITH CHOKMAH AND MUSSAR FROM ABOVE, TO UNDERSTAND (build) THE SAYINGS OF UNDERSTANDING…(To BUILD with the Sayings of BUILDING – what is the opposite of ‘building up’?)”
…TO (laqach) INTENTIONALLY TAKE UP/RECEIVE (mussar) THE HOLY HEAD-TURNING BACK ONTO THE WAY OF LIFE in (sakal) BEING/behaving successful/PROSPEROUS:
(This is Kingdom Prosperity & SUCCESS AS G-D defines it)…
- Tsedeq (Strong’s #6664): Justice/Righteousness (what is STRAIGHT as opposed to crooked and WEIGHED ACCURATELY as opposed to inaccurate weights/measures that unjustly/deceitfully benefits one person/group).
- Mishpâṭ (Strong’s #4941): TRUE Judgment/TRUE measure
- Mêyshâr (Strong’s #4339): Evenness/Straightness/Uprightness/Equity
Mussar’s Purpose is forever THE JOURNEY OF/TO ONENESS!
The Ruach of ADONAI brings ONENESS because The Ruach of ADONAI IS ONENESS! You and I are instructed to WALK IN and PRESERVE ONENESS…yeah, that’s the hard-dying-to-self part that ALWAYS PRECEDES LIFE AND BLESSING! Remember, TRULY BEING KNOWN (AT ONE WITH) IS SELF-SACRIFICE. This is where the friction occurs and what we AVOID ALTOGETHER to our own demise.
SELF-SACRIFICE IS THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF OUR BEING SET APART, HOLY…AND IS THE CONDUIT OF LIFE & BLESSING. See Ephesians 4 and Psalm 133.
We can see from this Mishlei alone that The Kingdom of Heaven is in direct opposition to crookedness, unjust measures, and inequality. Before you point your finger in self-justification, CONSIDER YOUR WAYS.
Praise HaSHEM that daily, HE invites us into HIS LIGHT OF TORAH to CONSIDER OUR WAYS – TO DELIBERATELY THINK BEYOND – and so NOT lean on our own detrimentally limited understanding/intellect!
Wrote the Chakam, Yeshua’s little brother Ya’akov (Chapter 1): 5 Now if any of you lacks CHOKMAH FROM ABOVE, let him ask G-d, Who gives to all generously and without censure/condemnation/criticism; and it will be given to him.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (Complete Jewish Bible )
17 Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation — the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new!
In insistently clinging to the ‘old’ (ways), the NEW CREATION cannot come…’IN MASHIACH’ is the key. The explicit meaning is ‘IN THE HEALING LIGHT OF AUTHORITY’.
Only in CONSIDERING OUR WAYS IN THE HEALING LIGHT OF MESSIAH’S AUTHORITY (EMET!) ARE WE MADE WHOLE, LIBERATED, MADE ONE and so EQUIPPED to BUILD HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
THIS IS THE NEW CREATION IN OUR MESSIAH YESHUA [EMET!] (RIGHTEOUSNESS | TRUE JUDGMENT | EQUITY) PRODUCING:
We each must carefully consider just how much THE OLD WAYS may be keeping us from ENTERING INTO THE GREATER LIGHT OF HIS NEW CREATION.
It is past time to THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
Understand that ‘CONSIDERING OUR WAYS’ is never done in isolation, nor apart from ANSWERABILITY and SINCERITY…
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