Day 4

Day 4

Written on 11/27/2019


Genesis 26:23-29

23 From there Yitz’chak went up to Be’er-Sheva. 

24 Adonai appeared to him that same night and said, “I am the God of Avraham your father. Don’t be afraid, because I am with you; I will bless you and increase your descendants for the sake of my servant Avraham.” 

25 There he built an altar and called on the name of Adonai. He pitched his tent there, and there Yitz’chak’s servants dug a well.

26 Then Avimelekh went to him from G’rar with his friend Achuzat and Pikhol the commander of his army. 

27 Yitz’chak said to them, “Why have you come to me, even though you were unfriendly to me and sent me away?” 

28 They answered, “We saw very clearly that Adonai has been with you; so we said, ‘Let there be an oath between us: let’s make a pact between ourselves and you 

29 that you will not harm us, just as we have not caused you offense but have done you nothing but good and sent you on your way in peace. Now you are blessed by Adonai.’”

 

Malachi 2:1-7

“Now, cohanim, this command is for you.

If you won’t listen, if you won’t pay attention
to honoring my name,”
says Adonai-Tzva’ot,
“then I will send the curse on you;
I will turn your blessings into curses.
Yes, I will curse them,
because you pay no attention.

I will reject your seed;
I will throw dung in your faces,
the dung from your festival offerings;
and you will be carted off with it.

Then you will know that I sent you this command
to affirm my covenant with Levi,”
says Adonai-Tzva’ot.

“My covenant with him was one of life and peace,
and I gave him these things.
It was also one of fear, and he feared me;
he was in awe of my name.

The true Torah was in his mouth,
and no dishonesty was found on his lips;
he walked with me in peace and uprightness
and turned many away from sin.

cohen’s lips should safeguard knowledge,
and people should seek Torah from his mouth,
because he is the messenger
of Adonai-Tzva’ot.

 

Hebrews 11:20

20 By trusting, Yitz’chak in his blessings over Ya‘akov and Esav made reference to events yet to come.