35 Bechukotai

 

 אִם־בְּחֻקֹּתַ֖י תֵּלֵ֑כוּ וְאֶת־מִצְוֺתַ֣י תִּשְׁמְר֔וּ וַעֲשִׂיתֶ֖ם אֹתָֽם׃

If you live by my laws, observe my mitzvot and obey them;

Shabbat

Name

Parasha

Haftora

Brit Chadasha

May 28, 2022

Bechukotai
“My Laws”

Leviticus 26:3-27:34

Jer.16:19-17:14    

John 14:15-21
John 15:10-12

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Parasha Bechukotai, which forms the epilogue of Vayikra (Leviticus), opens with a promise of God’s blessing  of a journey: If you walk in My laws (im bechukotai telchu),
if we follow God’s laws and keep His commandments, then God will grant rain in the season, so that the earth shall yield its produce and the trees of the field their fruit-See Lev. 26:4.

The theme and language of this verse evoke God’s call to the People of Israel. When one stagnates in the same place, the promise of blessing remains just a promise. Position and move in the Spirit realm is intimately connected to our walk with God, because if we do not obey God and do not observe God’s commandments, then “I will make your skies like iron and your earth like copper, so that your strength shall be spent to no purpose. Your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit..

Why should Israel’s neighbors be blessed or cursed along with Israel? the conduct of Israel determines the climate of all, in other words, the actions of the few can affect the many. If Abraham and his descendants act righteously, then the entire world will prosper.

So, the anointing of God over us can change and affect positively all around us..