Living with Intention in 5775: Week 5

Ever since yesterday afternoon, the phrase “Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents” keeps coming to mind. It just so happens to be in this week’s Torah portion. What is this phrase saying exactly? Well, the Jewish sages believe that Jacob was studious in the teachings of God.

So this week’s challenge is going to involve being more intentional in focusing on bible study–maybe try for at least 30-min. to one hour per day. Pick a topic you have been wanting to learn more about and do research and listen to messages that will help expand your understanding.

Hashem has been teaching me that I can no longer listen only to men, but I must sit at His feet daily and learn from Him directly; all we have to do is ask with open minds and hearts. I leave you with some encouragement from the man after God’s own heart. Have a blessed week!

“Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.” (Psalm 119:12)

“Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.” (Psalm 119:73)

“I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.” (Psalm 119:99)

“Tav. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.

My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.

Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.” (Psalm 119:169-176)