Articles
 Faith
 More on liturgical prayer
 Liturgical prayer
 Reaching out to others
 Our September newsletter
 Seasons
 Rules for war?
 The second day of Rosh Hashana
 Happy New Year
 The High Holy Days

Series [All]
 #Restore2018 (8)
 Guy Cohen (13)
 Israel's Restoration April 2018 (6)
 Israel's Restoration June 2018 (7)
 Israel's Restoration May 2018
 Israel's Restoration may 2018 (3)
 Juster summer trip
 Mark Rantz (2)
 The Mitzvah Book (113)
 Tikkun Articles (5)

Archive


 

Monday, 18 December 2017
Have you defined yourself?

Can I take a minute to share my heart about something? What does it mean to be ... (you pick your own label)? Who are you in the kingdom of God? Whatever your answer, I hope it includes the phrase, "I am a child of God."

Are there other labels you would use for yourself? Is Messianic believer a term you like? There are plenty of other labels. Many of them have been abused or abducted by people with whom I would not like to be lumped. This whole business of labels gets messy in a hurry. Better we just stick with Paul who writes, 1 Corinthians 2:2 "For I decided not to know about anything among you except Yeshua the Messiah - and Him crucified."

As we say in (transliterated) Hebrew, Ayn Od - meaning "there is nothing more." Every cult wants to add something to Yeshua's perfect work on the cross. Since we are not a cult, we add nothing.

One last thought ... nature abhors a vacuum. If we don't define ourselves, someone else will do it for us. We cannot allow others to define us, so we must define ourselves. All that to say again, I am a child of God.

Blessings, R. Michael

Posted By Rabbi H Michael Weiner, 11:00am Comment Comments: 0