Day 4

Day 4

Written on 09/18/2019


Deuteronomy 27:1-10

Then Moshe and all the leaders of Isra’el gave orders to the people. They said, “Observe all the mitzvot I am giving you today. 

When you cross the Yarden to the land Adonai your God is giving you, you are to set up large stones, put plaster on them, 

and, after crossing over, write this Torah on them, every word — so that you can enter the land Adonai your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as Adonai, the God of your ancestors, promised you. 

When you have crossed the Yarden, you are to set up these stones, as I am ordering you today, on Mount ‘Eival; and put plaster on them. 

There you are to erect an altar to Adonai your God, an altar made of stones. You are not to use any iron tool on them, 

but are to build the altar of Adonai your God of uncut stones; and you are to offer burnt offerings on it to Adonai your God. 

Also you are to sacrifice peace offerings, eat there and be joyful in the presence of Adonai your God. 

You are to write on the stones all the words of this Torah very clearly.”

Next Moshe and the cohanim, who are L’vi’im, spoke to all Isra’el. They said, “Be quiet; and listen, Isra’el! Today you have become the people of Adonai your God. 

10 Therefore you are to listen to what Adonai your God says and obey his mitzvotand laws, which I am giving you today.”

Romans 11:1-15

"In that case, I say, isn’t it that God has repudiated his people?” Heaven forbid! For I myself am a son of Isra’el, from the seed of Avraham, of the tribe of Binyamin. 

God has not repudiated his people, whom he chose in advance. Or don’t you know what the Tanakh says about Eliyahu? He pleads with God against Isra’el, 

Adonai, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars, and I’m the only one left, and now they want to kill me too!”

But what is God’s answer to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not knelt down to Ba‘al.”

It’s the same way in the present age: there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 

(Now if it is by grace, it is accordingly not based on legalistic works; if it were otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.) 

What follows is that Isra’el has not attained the goal for which she is striving. The ones chosen have obtained it, but the rest have been made stonelike, 

just as the Tanakh says,

“God has given them a spirit of dullness —
eyes that do not see
and ears that do not hear,
right down to the present day.”

And David says,

“Let their dining table become for them
a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a punishment.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can’t see,
with their backs bent continually.”

11 “In that case, I say, isn’t it that they have stumbled with the result that they have permanently fallen away?” Heaven forbid! Quite the contrary, it is by means of their stumbling that the deliverance has come to the Gentiles, in order to provoke them to jealousy.

12 Moreover, if their stumbling is bringing riches to the world — that is, if Isra’el’s being placed temporarily in a condition less favored than that of the Gentiles is bringing riches to the latter — how much greater riches will Isra’el in its fullness bring them!

13 However, to those of you who are Gentiles I say this: since I myself am an emissary sent to the Gentiles, I make known the importance of my work 

14 in the hope that somehow I may provoke some of my own people to jealousy and save some of them! 

15 For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean? It will be life from the dead!