Thursday, 20 June 2019
Question of the day: Why is this one of the most significant phrases of the entire Bible? Amos 9:11 "In that day I will raise up David's fallen sukkah."
Answer: God is speaking and making a promise. God takes the rest of the chapter to explain what He means by that phrase. That ends the Book of Amos. The prophesy (book) of Amos builds to a conclusion. That conclusion is the inclusion of Israel into the kingdom of God.
The "Sukkah" is the temporary dwelling where God provides everything and your "sandals" never wear out. It is also in the desert where distractions are at a minimum.
God proves His faithfulness to the world by including (never forsaking) Israel in His plans for the end of days.
Joel 2:23,25-27 "So be glad, children of Zion, and rejoice in Adonai, your God. I shall restore to you the years that the locust ... have eaten. You will surely eat and be satisfied, and praise the Name of Adonai your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. Never again will My people be shamed. You will know that I am within Israel. Yes, I am Adonai your God - there is no other - Never again will My people be shamed."
I love a story with a happy ending. You too?
Rabbi Michael Weiner,