Sunday, May 29, 2011

Step By Step - Michael W Smith

Hi and shalom!
In my corner of the world it has felt much like fall this past week with temperatures between 40-60 and we have had plenty of preciptation.. April flowers here have brought May showers.
I wanted to share a recent bit of wisdom with you from a weekly called
Bereans On Line.
This will help you with your journey today or any day.
Kevud Yehoveh, His presence be with us today!
The resource from which the following is quoted, is a part of the Talmud which also contains a quote we use for this blog in the intro/welcome.

Ben Azzai would say, “Run to pursue a minor mitzvah, and flee from a transgression. For a mitzvah brings another mitzvah, and a transgression brings another transgression. For the reward of a mitzvah is a mitzvah, and the reward of transgression is transgression.”

m.Pirkei Avot 4:2

I am often asked how we can motivate ourselves to obedience when we don’t quite feel like it. Ben Azzai gives us the secret: take one step at a time. Each commandment that we obey, will bring more obedience. Thus, even the smallest steps are positive steps toward a life of repentance.

Mellow Roc and Bereans On Line

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