This week’s Bible Study is called “See”. It comes from the first word in the first verse that we find Re’eh | ראה . Listen to the audio or click to read it in your favorite translation.
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Bible Study Outline:
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Penteteuch/ Torah Outline
- Deuteronomy 12:1 | Pagan Shrines to Be Destroyed
- Deuteronomy 12:13 | A Prescribed Place of Worship
- Deuteronomy 12:29 | Warning against Idolatry
- Deuteronomy 14:1 | Pagan Practices Forbidden
- Deuteronomy 14:3 | Clean and Unclean Foods
- Deuteronomy 14:22 | Regulations concerning Tithes
- Deuteronomy 15:1 | Laws concerning the Sabbatical Year
- Deuteronomy 15:19 | The Firstborn of Livestock
- Deuteronomy 16:1 | The Passover Reviewed
- Deuteronomy 16:9 | The Festival of Weeks Reviewed
- Deuteronomy 16:13 | The Festival of Booths Reviewed
- 1Sa 11:1 | Saul Defeats the Ammonites
- 1Sa 12:1 | Samuel’s Farewell Address
- Isaiah 54:1 | The Eternal Covenant of Peace
- Isaiah 55:1 | An Invitation to Abundant Life
- John 16:1-17:26 |The Son Glorifies the Father
- Revelation 2-3 | Overcome
The Bible commands us to give generously to the poor. “You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land” (Deuteronomy 15:11). The Master taught frequently about giving to the poor and encouraged His followers to do so lavishly. Believers should be distinguished as the most generous people on earth. When Paul received permission from the apostles to take the gospel to the Gentiles, the apostles gave him only one stipulation. They asked him to teach the Gentiles “to remember the poor” (Genesis 2:10).
When we give to the poor, we should do so with a glad heart. The Torah says, “Your heart shall not be grieved when you give to [the poor man],” (Deuteronomy 15:10). That is why Paul says, “Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
The rabbis taught, “The poor man does more for the giver than the giver does for the poor man.” 1 Why? Because, as Deuteronomy 15:10 says, if you give generously to the poor, “the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings” (Deuteronomy 15:10). The person who gives to the poor man seems to be doing the poor man a favor, but he is actually receiving the gift of God’s blessing from the poor man.
A person who refuses to give to the poor forgets that he himself depends on the generosity of God. If we refuse to be generous when we see others in need, why should God help us when we are in need?
Yeshua refers to giving to the poor as storing up treasure in heaven. 2 Money spent on charity should be regarded as an investment. A wise investor does not hesitate to put his money into a venture that will guarantee a good return.
In the Hebrew Scriptures there are hidden aleph-tav’s [את] (alpa-omega equivalents to the Hebrew ) that aren’t usually translated into English.
Deut 11:27-29 describes the blessings as את blessing, if you obey the commandments of יהוה your Elohim.
Deut 12:5 concerning יהוה Father’s Name states; You will come to the place which יהוה your Elohim will choose to put את His Name. Again, this is a picture of יהוה and את working together as ONE.
Deut 12:28 states; Obey and hear את all these words which I command you…implication is that יהוה Father speaks His words through אתY’shua His Son and the Son glorifies the Father…and
Deut 12:32 states; do whatsoever את commands you.
In Deut 14:22-23 when speaking of the tithe from your את increase you could only eat it in the place of His Name so that you would learn to fear את יהוה your Elohim always…implying יהוה and את are ONE and worthy of our fear, our respect and our obedience.
In Deut 13:3 concerning the testing of a prophet it states, יהוה your Elohim is testing you to prove whether you love את יהוה your Elohim (Yah-head) with all your heart and with all your soul.
In Deut 15:8 when dealing with our brothers the commandment states; you will open wide את your hand to your brother…which implies by covenant when we bless each other it is as if through את Messiah opens His hand to bless.
Confirmation of this is when Y’shua speaks in Matt 25:40 ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
Deut 16:5-6 recaps the את Passover again from Leviticus chapter 23 implying את Y’shua’s blood is represented in the sacrifice (lamb) as a type and foreshadow of Calvary.
Deut 16:16 commands that three times a year all the Israelite males are to appear before את יהוה and they must not appear before את יהוה empty handed…again, confirmation of the Yah-head, Father and Son, working together as ONE.
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Greek “Word of the Week”