Monday, 2 September 2019
I am inviting you to join me in prayer. Prayer over Yeshua's words ... John 14:15 "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." The word "keep" in Hebrew is Shomair. We must Shomair His commandments. What's that all about?
We find out what that's all about at the end of the chapter. John 14:31a "But in order that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me."
Yeshua is not calling on us to do anything that He, Himself, is not doing. I've heard very many preachers teach something different in an effort to explain grace, "We don't have to keep the Law because Yeshua kept it for us." That flies in the face of Yeshua's own words. I vote we preach His words and not our own.
Then what is grace? It is a gift from God which is the desire to do His will. And because God is a loving God, He would never give us the desire without also giving us the ability.
This leads me to one final point, frustration. Frustration is wanting something and not getting it. If you're frustrated, pray. Ask God, why am I frustrated? Tell God, You've never been frustrated, so why am I?
Maybe it is because we want something that God doesn't want for us. Maybe God wants it for us, but not yet. Timing issues can also manifest in frustration. May frustration flee.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,