Today Baruch and I were in Jerusalem. We had an opportunity to meet with some friends and supporters and meet someone new. We had a great time of fellowship and Bible study. Baruch taught on Sukkot. He reminded us that the emphasis on Sukkot is to teach us about dependence upon G-d.
The Children of Israel were in the wilderness for 40 years because of a lack of faith. Even though they saw G-d provide every step of the way, they were always looking back at Egypt and thinking that time of their lives was better. Baruch had a great way of putting it. “They couldn’t get rid of their Egyptian mindset.”
It the Bible, what does Egypt represent? The world, as in worldly. It is very easy to get wrapped up in the world. After all, we are immersed in it everyday. But we need to constantly remind ourselves that we are not of this world. We have a higher calling. We are Kingdom-bound! We should not be living in a “holding pattern” until that day.
During this coming holiday, as we remember our dependence upon our Holy G-d, let’s ask Him how we can begin to live a Kingdom lifestyle now. Remember that Yeshua said that the greatest commandment is “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” The second greatest is “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Are we manifesting these commandments in our lives today?