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וְהָיָה כִּֽי־תָבוֹא אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה וִֽירִשְׁתָּהּ וְיָשַׁבְתָּ בָּהּ׃ “

And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it”





Brit Chadasha

Sept. 21 2024

“When you come”

Deut. 26:1-29:8

Isaiah 60:1-22

Matt 13:1-23
Romans 11:1-15

In this week's reading Moses repeats the covenant, including the blessings and curses (Deut. 28:1-69) presented in Leviticus (26:3-46), but with certain changes and content. For example, only in this week's reading is a specific cause of all the curses mentioned (28:45 47): "All these curses shall befall you; because you didn’t serve Adonai your God with joy and gladness in your heart when you had such an abundance of everything.
The pleasure with which a person should rejoice in fulfilling their service to the Kingdom of God is the happiness, the key to wealth. Who would not want to always have possession of such a key? Simply put, this means that in the presence of joy in worshipping the Lord has weight in determining the curses that are likely to occur...
Indeed, when we come to discuss the basis for perpetual happiness, it is mainly upon our trust, believe and faith in Abba. All the ways of the Lord are true and righteous, and whatever all Merciful God does is for good, we will naturally be happy with our portion, for we are in "good hands," embraced by our Heavenly Father. The more we recognizes the kindness of the Lord go together with life, the more one contemplates the Lord's great love towards us His people at all times and in all circumstances, so too we cannot but be filled with joy.