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Hebraic Insights from Scripture

Moments of intense spiritual insight can come to us when we devote ourselves the careful study of Scripture. God is not distant or remote from us, but imparts wisdom and grace if we are willing to open our hearts to Him. My prayer is that you might also take some time to listen to the Voice of the One who is always calling your name....

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145

Outshining our Darkness

Chanukah meditation on Psalm 18:28...

144

Finding Heart Wisdom

Psalm 90:12 on levav chokhmah...

143

Choose Life to Live...

Deut. 30:10 and the great decision of the heart...

142

New Heart, New Spirit...

Ezek. 36:26 and inner transformation... 

141

Crossing over to life...

John 5:24 and the assurance of salvation

140

God of my Salvation

Further meditations on Psalm 25:5.

139

The LORD is Alive!

A Firstfruits Meditation on Psalm 18:46...

138

Awakening to Wonder...

Further reflections on holiness...

137

Promise of Love...

Further reflections on the Shema.

136

Breath Prayers...

Finding Endurance for Difficult Days.

135

The Shema Prophecies

Believing that God's love is for you...

134

Comfort in Tribulation

Finding strength in God's promises...

133

Trusting God's Heart

Returning from the exile of your fears...

132

Theology of Flowers...

A brief meditation on Psalm 90:1.

131

The Lamb of God...

A Passover Meditation on Genesis 22:8.

130

Miracle of a New Heart

Deut. 11:1 on keeping God's charge.

129

Surrender to Peace

Psalm 46:10 on "being still" to know God...

128

Thirst for Life...

Isaiah 55:1 on filling the inner emptiness...

127

Shema of Vigilance

Further reflections on Deut. 6:4.

126

Eyes of the Heart

Proverbs 4:23 on seeing all things new.

125

Way of Perfect Peace

Proverbs 3:6 on knowing God in all our ways.

124

Am Yisrael Chai...  

Isaiah 66:8 and the Prophetic Significance of Israel.

123

The Weapons of Praise

Psalm 18:3 and Spiritual Warfare.

122

Safe in God's Love

Isaiah 41:10 on "Fear not, for I am with you..."

121

Shema of Holy Listening

Further reflections on Deut. 6:4.

120

Called by Name...

Finding Courage in God's Loving Presence.

119

Opening your heart...

Jeremiah 31:3 on receiving God's love.

118

Search me, O God...

Psalm 139:23 on the need for a miracle...

117

Secret of the Most High

Psalm 91:1 on the shadow of Shaddai.

116

Centrality of Heart

Proverbs 4:23 on guarding the inner life.

115

Cry of the Heart

Psalm 145:19 on opening the door of blessing.

114

The Narrow Gate

Proverbs 16:25 on derech ha-yashar.

113

The Bruised Reed

Psalm 34:18 on hope for the hurting.

112

Light in our Darkness

Psalm 112:4 on the radiance of Yeshua.

111

Inner and Outer

1 Sam. 16:7 on appearance and reality.

110

Refuah Shelemah

Jer. 17:14: Finding Healing in Praise...

109

Shiviti Adonai

Opening your heart to God's Presence.

108

Everlasting Consolation

Isa. 40:8 on keeping hope during exile...

107

Testings of Life

Psalm 11:5: "The LORD tests the righteous."

106

Reciprocity of the Heart

Prov. 21:21 on pursuing righteousness.

105

God's Search for Man

Psalm 105:4 on seeking the LORD.

104

The Plea of Empathy

The Lord knows where you hurt...

103

Comfort in Affliction

Psalm 119:50 on the word that gives life.

102

The Time is Now...

Making the decision to walk with God.

101

Vanity and Hope

Psalm 39:7 on fleeting life (chayei sha'ah).

100

First things First

Psalm 27:4 on singleness of vision.

99

City of the Great King

Psalm 122:6 on the importance of Jerusalem.

98

Chazak - be Strong!

Joshua 1:9 and Spiritual Warfare.

97

Fear No Evil

The antidote to fear is faith in God's love.

96

Near to the Brokenhearted

Psalm 34:18 on nishberei lev.

95

The Grace of Torah

Psalm 25:8 on the goodness of God's instruction.

94

The Discipline of Suffering

Psalm 119:71 on education for eternity.

93

Teshuvah of the Tongue

Psalm 19:14 on words and meditiations.

92

Turning Back to God  

Psalm 51:1 on teshuvah.

91

Hashivenu

Lamentations 5:21 on personal exile.

90

Vision and Exile

Psalm 119:18 on seeing past appearances.

89

Lost passion for Zion

Psalm 69:35 on ki Elohim yoshia Tzion.

88

Saved by Hope

Psalm 71:5 on ki-attah tikviti.

87

Courage in the Presence

Isa. 41:10 on al-tirah - "be not afraid."

86

Love's Great Abiding

Deut. 6:5 on our need for God's Love.

85

Humilty and Awareness

Remembering God's Presence at all times.

84

Fateful Listening 

Nahum 1:7 on heeding God's Voice.

83

Lechem Ha-Chaim

Deut. 8:3 and the Bread of Life.  

82

Devakut  

Deut. 10:20 on cleaving to the LORD.

81

Shocher Tov  

Proverbs 11:27 on the reciprocity of prayer.  

80

Paradox and Presence

Psalm 139:4 on God's omniscience.

79

Living Transparently

Deut. 18:13 on wholeheartedness.

78

Love's Vindication 

Job 19:25: I know my Redeemer lives...

77

Right Sacrifices

Psalm 4:6 on zivchei-tzedek.

76

Irony and Redemption

Psalm 111:9 on pedut shalach le'ammo.

75

Importance of Giving

Psalm 37:21 on tzedakah and the tzaddik.

74

Promised Child and Son

A brief look at Isaiah 9:6-7

73

Make haste to help me

Psalm 38:22 on chushah l'ezrati.

72

The Sacred Name

A brief look at the Sacred Name YHVH.

71

Confession of Praise

Psalm 118:1 on Hodu la'Adonai ki tov.

70

Comfort of Hope

Isaiah 40:31 on "waiting upon the LORD."

69

Rachum v'Chanun

Psalm 103:9. Mercy and grace restore the broken.

68

Valley of Decision

Joshua 24:15 on "but as for me and my house..."

67

Temimut Torah

Psalm 19:7 on the "Law of the Lord is perfect."

66

Tov ve'Salach

Psalm 86:5 on the goodness and forgiveness of God.

65

Etz Chayim

Proverbs 3:18 on Yeshua as the Tree of Life.

64

Orach Chayim 

Psalm 16:11 on the path of life.

63

Faithful Afflictions

Psalm 119:75: "In faithfulness thou hast afflicted me."

62

Wisdom and Folly

Proverbs 1:7 on the beginning of knowledge.

61

The Burden of Grace 

Psalm 68:19 on yom yom ya'amos-lanu.

60

Tower of Strength 

Proverbs 18:10 on Migdal Oz shem Adonai.

59

Be still, and know... 

A meditation on Psalm 46:10.

58

Derekh HaYashar

A meditation on Proverbs 14:12.

57

The just shall live by faith 

Habakkuk 2:4 on justification by faith.

56

Self-Deception

Proverbs 21:2 on being right in your own eyes.

55

Yakar b'einey Adonai  

Psalm 116:15. A meditation on death.

54

Light of His countenance

A meditation on Psalm 31:16. 

53

Desires of the heart

A meditation on Psalm 37:4.

52

Bittachon

A brief meditation on Jeremiah 17:7.

51

Ki Atah Neri

A Chanukah Meditation on 2 Samuel 22:29.

50

Mekor Chayim

Psalm 39:6 on the Source of Life.

49

Chazak v'ematz  

Joshua 1:9 on "Be strong and of good courage."

48

Faith Establishes the Sign

A Sukkot Meditation on Isaiah 7:9.

47

The Suffering Tzaddik

Psalm 34:19 on "the afflictions of the righteous."

46

Strangers and Sojourners

Psalm 39:12b, on Ger v'Toshav.

45

Love's Covering

Proverbs 10:12 on "love covereth all sins."

44

Fear thou not...

A meditation about angst and faith (Isaiah 41:10).

43

Glory of God

Psalm 19:1 on mesaperim and maggid.

42

Inward Parts

A Shavu'ot Meditation on Jer 31:33.

41

The Gospel of Moses

A Passover Meditation on Gen. 22:8.

40

Rebellion and Forgiveness

Psalm 32:1 on Chata'ah, Pesha, Avon.

39

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer in Hebrew.

38

Keep your soul

Proverbs 19:16 on shomer mitzvah.

37

Wait on the LORD

Psalm 27:14 on chazak.

36

You shall love

Leviticus 19:18 on rea.

35

Issues of life

Proverbs 4:23 on totza'ot chaiyim.

34

Clean heart

Psalm 51:10 on Lev Tahor.

33

Unconditional love

Jeremiah 31:3 on ahavah.

32

Rejoice, ye righteous

Psalm 33:1 on Tsaddikim.

31

Cry for mercy

Psalm 86:3 on Chen (grace).

30

The Shema

Deuteronomy 6:4 on Echad.

29

Holy, holy, holy

Isaiah 6:3 on Kadosh NOW WITH CHANT!

28

Roll away your burdens

Proverbs 16:3 on Galal.

27

Healing

Jeremiah 17:14 on Rophekha.

26

Living water

Proverbs 14:27 on Yirat Adonai.

25

Discipline

Proverbs 6:23 on Musar.

24

Understanding

Proverbs 9:10 on Binah.

23

Paths of the Lord

Psalm 25:10 on orechot Adonai.

22

Lift up your soul

Psalm 25:1-2 on nafshi essa.

21

Cleave to the LORD

Deuteronomy 10:20 on dabaq.

20

Be not moved

Psalm 16:8 on emmot.

19

The Snare of Fear

Proverbs 29:25 on moqesh.

18

The Eye of the LORD

Psalm 33:18 on Ayin Adonai.

17

Loving Torah

Psalm 119:97 on yarah.

16

Salvation by Mercy

Psalm 109:26 on yeshuat Adonai.

15

Yeshua is Adonai

Philippians 2:11 on Yeshua hu Ha'adon.

14

God knows all

Psalm 1:6 on Yediat Hakkol.

13

Trust in the LORD

Isaiah 26:4 on Bittachon.

12

Love before my eyes

Psalm 26:3 on Chesed.

11

The fear of the LORD

Psalm 111:10 on Yirat Adonai.

10

Help in the Name

Psalm 124:8 on b'ezrat HaShem.

9

Trust in the LORD

Proverbs 3:5 on trusting God...

8

The Way, Truth, and Life

Jesus on John 14:6.

7

God of Wonders

A brief meditation on Psalm 72:18.

6

God my Rock

Psalm 18:46 on Tzur.

5

True Satisfaction

A brief thought about Psalm 73:25.

4

The LORD thy Protector

Psalm 121:7 on shamar.

3

My Light, my Salvation

A brief meditation on Psalm 27:1.

2

Cry for Grace

Tachanun and Psalm 28:6.

1

Bless the LORD

Bless the LORD, O My Soul (Psalm 103:1).

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