The Sixties Radical Azriel


G-d guided Avraham to step outside his earthly thinking and showed him what was HE going to do for Avraham. Avraham was G-d’s servant and his reward was we Jews would be as numerous as the stars in the sky. Yet with this comes a huge responsibility. We are to prevent people from stumbling and falling away from G-d and pave the way for Yeshua to come back.

This weighs heavily on my heart. Many times I have stumbled and fallen short of this and thus I ask G-d to forgive me. I repent change my mind, and return to the L-rd. On daily basis I ask the L-rd of my life Yeshua to forgive me.

After his victory over the invading coalition, Abraham was concerned that his miraculous victory in battle was his full compensation for his accrued merits, thereby supplanting the other rewards G‑d previously promised him, namely: offspring and the Land of Israel. G‑d thereupon reiterated His promises to Abraham.

[G‑d told Abraham,] “Look toward heaven and count the stars – if you can count them! That is how your descendants will be.” Genesis 15:5

Although the plain meaning of this statement is that the Jewish people will eventually be as numerous as the stars, its metaphorical meaning is that they will sparkle like the stars; their light is so bright that even those walking in the thick of night will not stumble. We are all Abraham’s “shining stars,” possessing sufficient moral and spiritual fortitude to prevent those around us from stumbling and to exert a positive influence on them.1 HaYom Yom, 5 Marcheshvan.

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