Thursday, November 6, 2014

Give It All You Got! - "shalom Aleykhem"

Hello Grafted in Reader,

Today is Novembger 6 in my corner of blogland. Personally this date has significance for me. Several years ago, I left a 5-year relationship with someone that in the long-term would not have worked out for reasons known to myself and the person involved. It was one of the hardest choices ever made! Discovering that mercy means limitless loyalty was evident in the friendships with other people of faith formed thereafter. I was truly given another chance in life to choose relationships that would be mutually beneficial and not just for the sake of not being alone.

I titled this post, "Give It All You Got" as there is a Hebrew blessing, long-standing, that Yeshua spoke to the disciples post resurrection, and that Jewish people share with one another still. Those words are, "Shalom Aleykhem".
It is much more than the "peace" blessing practiced in liturgical churches just before the offering is collected.
This blessing includes the ideas of

Take a few moments and let each one of those soak in and think of others who may benefit from the same!

-Consider expressing, "Shalom Alekyhem" to someone when the opportunity may present itself.

In our weekly Bible study, we are going through the book of I Kings in the Tanakh. It is the rule and reign of David, son Solomon, and others after them. In one portion early on, David is giving fatherly and kingly counsel to his son Solomon. He says similarly,
""Be strong, . . . show yourself to be a man." I Kings chapter 2.
The Apostolic Scriptures express similar exhort in I Corinthians chapter 16 verse 13.

This is much more than tolerate, put up with, practice political correctness, judge not lest you be judged, but truly wishes another person(s) God's deepest purpose and intention for that one!
-Kevod Yeheveh, The Presence of God truly be involved in our motivations and movement in life's journey.
I would like to hear from you if so inclined to comment!!
Mellow Roc

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