Posts Tagged ‘obedience’

Shavuot, consider this

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Shavuot

Two years ago we started celebrating Shavuot differently. This day, to us, is a day on which we renew our commitment to YHVH. Much like married couples do when they renew their wedding vows. We do this in the form of a proclamation, because we are commanded to make a procalmation on this day. This short article is to explain the motivation behind this and how we do it.

The third year tithe, a test of faithfulness

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Sabbatical Year, Training in righteousness

Tithing is quite a controversial topic. Many different opinions and interpretations exist on this topic. The third year tithe is even more so. In this article, we will give you some background on tithing in general, but more specifically, on this tithe and we will answer the many questions we have received about it. Many people are becoming aware of this and want to know how they are to understand and do it. We want to share our understanding with you. We are new to this too, it will be the second time we give the third tithe, but we believe it to be very important and a test of our faithfulness to YHVH. We will elaborate more on this later in the article.

Why does evil seem to prevail?

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in repentance

We live in a wonderful world, the beauty of creation declares YHVH’s existence. You can’t study the detail of any created being or plant without realizing that there is a Designer of it all. It can’t just happen by change. YHVH created every intricate detail of existence. He designed it meticulously and we have yet to discover many facets of it. Modern science has touched the tip of it, but cannot claim they know or have discovered all there is to know. YHVH is in control of all this, and He has a plan, He knows the end from the beginning. Nothing is random or chaos.

His purpose will prevail and his purpose is to save. Read further to find out how prevailing evil is connected to this…

Cleaning out the leaven…being prepared

Written by Schalk_and_Elsa. Posted in Pesach, Unleavened Bread

In a few weeks time we will be celebrating the Passover , the feast of First Fruit and the Feast of Unleavened bread. It is time to start preparing our homes and our hearts for this time. We prepare by removing leaven from our homes, both physical and spiritual. You may think that we still have plenty of time to do this, but you also know how time flies and how busy we all are.

We always think there is plenty of time left, spiritually as well, but is this true? Our lives are not our own, and can be cut short at any time. Will you be ready when that happens, will I? Have you considered this, or do you move these kind of thoughts quickly to the back of your mind, not wanting to think about it? We should not do this, but instead ponder this and make sure we are adequately prepared. Leaven can’t remove itself and just as we prepare for this feast, by removing all leaven from our homes, we are to make sure we are spiritually prepared too.

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