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Korach 5770 – Place

Numbers 16:1-18:32 I Samuel 11:14-12:22 Romans 13:1-10 Order and hierarchy have been inherent in God’s plan from the very beginning, whether among the angels, in the Garden of Eden, among men, or within families. Although the laws that govern spiritual … Continue reading

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Prioritizing Obedience to Mitzvot

God wants obedience. He said that if we love him, we will keep his commandments. Yet, Moses and Elijah both appear to have disobeyed God and were honored for it. Moses came down from Sinai to find the people worshiping … Continue reading

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The Rights of One in Authority

Mishpatim lists a seemingly random set of commandments, but a closer look shows that they are not really so random. The common theme is property rights. Exodus 21:1 Introduction Exodus 21:2-11 Rights of a master over a slave. Exodus 21:12-36 … Continue reading

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Judgment Begins at the Top

Exodus 30:20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation… Bronze represents judgment, and the priests were to wash in the bronze basin before ministering before God on behalf of the people. This is the same principle in effect … Continue reading

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