Sunday, 29 September 2019
I want to write about being coachable. That's my term, but there are others such as teachable, moldable, pliable, and flexible. God began a work in you (and me) and the only way for Him to finish His work is if we remain coachable, etc.
Paul wrote to the Philippians 1:6 "I am sure of this very thing — that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the Day of Messiah Yeshua."
He is the potter and we are the clay. If we stay moist (water is symbolic of the Holy Spirit), God can shape us. If we dry out, He has to break us. Better we fall upon God than He fall upon us. Matthew 21:44 "Whoever falls on this stone will be shattered; but the one upon whom it falls, it will crush him."
Read Jeremiah's vision (Jeremiah 18). Jeremiah got the message from the Lord while watching the potter’s wheel. Change is the way of life for followers of Yeshua. People tend to resist change. My friend Pete Scalise used to say, "At the very least people find change more or less difficult. We determine how much more or how much less."
As we approach these High Holidays, there are 10 days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur are called Yomim Noraim (days of awe). They are 10 days to get right with God and each other. You know how Christmas "tis the season to be jolly?" Well, this "tis the season to repent to God and each other." Message delivered.
L'shana tovah for tonight!
Rabbi Michael Weiner,