53 Nitzavim

 אַתֶּם נִצָּבִים הַיּוֹם כֻּלְּכֶם לִפְנֵי יְהוה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם רָאשֵׁיכֶם שִׁבְטֵיכֶם זִקְנֵיכֶם וְשֹׁטְרֵיכֶם כֹּל אִישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ 

Today you are standing, all of you, before Adonai your God  your heads, your tribes, your leaders and your officers  all the men of Israel

Shabbat

Name

Parasha

Haftora

Brit Chadasha

September 24th, 2022

Nitzavim “Standing”

Deut. 29:9-31:30

Isaiah 60:10-62:9

Romans 9:30-10:13

 

At the opening of Parashat Nitzavim, the Israelites stand rooted before Moses and God. A captive and diverse audience, they are recipients of a message that is both immediate and transcendent in nature. They are told in Deut. 29:13  Not with you alone am I cutting this covenant and this oath, 14 but with whomever is standing here with us today before Adonai our God and with whomever is not here with us today.

In addition, the People of Israel enter into the covenant that God established, as God promised to our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob...Deut. 29:12. What is the precise nature of the covenant to which Moses and God refer? And what is the end or goal that God is establishing for this covenant? There are secret things that belong only to God, and the words of this Teaching, however, are revealed. And it will come to pass when all these words, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, will come upon you and you will take it to heart. In the midst of all the nations to which God has exiled you, you and your children will return to your God and hearken to God’s voice with all your heart and with all your soul.

The choices that the Bible forces us to make are some of the most important choices of live. Nitzavim is a very important for every believers in Yeshua the Messiah by the words in Deut. 29:28 The secret things belong to Adonai our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever—in order to do all the words of this Torah.