This week's study is called Beshalach (בְּשַׁלַּח — Hebrew for "when [he] let go". In this parashah, Pharaoh changes his mind and chases after the Israelite people with his army, trapping them at the Sea of Reeds. God commands Moses to split the sea, allowing them to pass, then closes the sea back upon the Egyptian army. There are the miracles of manna and clean water. The nation of Amalek attacks and the Israelite people are victorious.
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Comments about this week's Parsha
It's no coincidence that the theme of the weekly teaching somehow seems to fall right in line with what I am going through in life, that week. The closer I stay connected to Yeshua Messiah (יֵשׁוּעַ), the more understanding the Holy spirit reveals to me where I'm at (spiritually) and what God wants for my life. Thank God for Shabbat! I get a moment to rest and reflect on the last week of my life and the areas of me (the innermost) where God wants to do his work in me the most.
The nation of Israel are His people, whom He loves very much. In this narrative, they had to wander in the desert until they learned to obey him and had a transformation of character.
I know the parsha this week is not about me but there is definitely something there this week that I never really thought about as deeply before now... my character flaws. For me, it's always too late to go back and undo whatever damage that I've done, because of the choices I've made. It's unfortunate, it takes a such a great crisis before my character is changed. Also most often it comes at a great cost, leaving a wake of emotional pain, suffering and so much left undone. ~ 1 Corintians 10:11-13
Yet God, always being so good to us, gives us all who have been there a way to seek healing and restoration through repentance. Even though I turn and repent, I know that sometimes that road is one that I have to walk with Yeshua alone and no one else along the way (kind of like being in the desert). Learning to trust Him to build that part of my character that reflects Him and what He desires most, for me. Surrendering until I am at a place where I have learned to give obedience to Him in that area of my innermost character. Watching Him perform miracles that take place in and around me. Amen! ~Psalms 34