Nitzavim 5769 – Chi Marks the Spot

My cousin informed me that International Talk Like A Pirate Day is next week and wondered how he could tie that into a sermon this weekend. Here is my first thought:

Nitzavim includes Deuteronomy 29:29 which reads, “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

Some things are beyond our ken, but God has revealed much as well. More than we usually suspect, I think, but frequently he doesn’t reveal things in plain sight. Sometimes he hides them and gives us a treasure map to help us find them, like the Torah leading to the Messiah. Who knew that the woman suspected of adultery in Numbers 5 was all about us and how the curses of the “handwriting of the ordinances against us” were washed away so that we could be declared innocent by the grace and mercy of God? He has made us to be curious, to want to search out mysteries. The Torah has X’s marked all over it if you have eyes to see them. “Seek and you shall find.”

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One Response to Nitzavim 5769 – Chi Marks the Spot

  1. Michelle says:

    Very cool. Hope that I can hear it. It should be a hot topic show!
    Also, hope that you get a lot of sales from the show.
    Many Blessings

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