Teshuvah-Elul 3

Teshuvah. My favorite time of the year.

Elul 3, 5782
August 30, 2022

Moses, ‘returned’ up the mountain, summoned by God, to meet with Him. Moses knew the purpose of this visit. Moses said, perhaps I can atone for your sin and God will pardon your sin of idolatry. The newly delivered nation of Israel, impatient and ignoring the command, quickly reverted back to idolatry.

Moses dealt with their sin, he did not make light of their sin. Moses called for and demanded alliance to God, through repentance. The wicked and rebellious were put to death, by their brothers.

Acknowledging the seriousness of their sin, Moses, reminded God of their identity, and chose to stand for them. Moses reminded God, He chose to bring them out. Deuteronomy 32-33

May we never cease to understand the value of repentance……….
The foundation of Christianity is repentance (Teshuvah, Shuv, Re-Turn). Strictly speaking, a person cannot repent when he chooses— repentance is a gift of God.

Teshuvah, a season, an appointed time, an invitation to come back, return and live.

Gentle Rains

Soften the hearts
With Your tender touch
Gentle rain coming down
Teshuvah season don’t rush

In repentance
Turning back to You
Rain is the blessing
To bring in the new

Harvest is sure
O the fruit we shall yield
Because our Master Gardner
Is watering our field.

“The old Puritans used to pray for “the gift of tears.” If you ever cease to understand the value of repentance, you allow yourself to remain in sin. Examine yourself to see if you have forgotten how to be truly repentant.”

Wisdom from Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette