Monday, 8 April 2019
Question of the day: Meditate on this verse: Deuteronomy 7:6 "For you are a holy people to Adonai your God--from all the peoples on the face of the earth, Adonai your God has chosen you to be His treasured people." The question then is, "Why us Lord?" The Bible itself provides the answer in the next 2 verses.
Deuteronomy 7:7-8 "It is not because you are more numerous than all the peoples that Adonai set His love on you and chose you - for you are the least of all peoples. Rather, because of His love for you and His keeping the oath He swore to your fathers, Adonai brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt."
This is why Passover is so precious to us. It is a mighty testimony of God's faithfulness to His promises. God told our father, Abraham (still Abram then) ...
Genesis 15:13-14 "Then He said to Abram, 'Know for certain that your seed will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and they will be enslaved and oppressed 400 years. But I am going to judge the nation that they will serve. Afterward they will go out with many possessions.'"
And that is exactly what happened. God is true to His word.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,