Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Question of the day: The disciples asked Yeshua the question of the day. Luke 17:37a "Where, Lord?"
Answer: Curious question. Yeshua has just described the series of "one will be taken and the other left" along with a warning not to go looking for the kingdom of God because it is all around you. I can think of many, more important questions, such as ... When will this happen? Tell us more; to whom will it happen? What do you mean like the days of Sodom and Noah?
And in answer to their question, "Where," Yeshua answers ... Luke 17:37b "Where there is a corpse, there also will the vultures be gathered." Yeshua is telling them "Wherever there is a dead body, that's where." The reason this caught my attention, and I wanted to comment on it, is that we must be pressing in to God. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 "When they are saying, 'Shalom and safety,' sudden destruction comes upon them like a woman having birth pains in the womb - there is no way they will escape."
Is there such a thing as a false sense of security? Read this out loud ... Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord!' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in Your name, and drive out demons in Your name, and perform many miracles in Your name?' Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you. Get away from Me, you workers of lawlessness!'"
So we are left with this admonition ... 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 "Therefore, come out from among them, and be separate, says Adonai. Touch no unclean thing. Then I will take you in. I will be a father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says Adonai-Tzva'ot."
In Hebrew we say Simu Lev meaning literally "put your heart," but figuratively meaning "pay attention." One more time for emphasis, Simu Lev.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,