Shabbat Shalom – Pekudei

The Spirit dwells among us
and leads us night and day.
If His is our will, too,
we’ll rightly walk the way.

Those who believe in Yeshua (Jesus) are living temples of the Spirit of God who dwells among us (1 Corinthians 3:16). I learned from Yehoshua B. Gordon’s fifth portion of Pekudei that our being the tabernacle (tent, residence, dwelling place, mishkan) of the Spirit of God is also mentioned by Hebraic Sages.

The Pekudei readings cover the last portion of Exodus ending with Moses setting up the tabernacle on the first day of the first month (Nisan 1, the Biblical New Year) of the second year after leaving Egypt. Then the glory of the Lord dwelt in it.

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

17 thoughts on “Shabbat Shalom – Pekudei”

  1. Oh my, I so enjoyed this post, Frank! Moses and the whole Exodus is my fave part of the Bible–it’s so rich and full, fraught with human flaws and more: God’s incredible faithfulness, patience and loving provisions. Blessings to you!

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      1. The Mishkan\Tabernacle learns from the precedent set in the brit cut between the pieces. HaShem swore to Avram’s future born chosen Cohen seed the land which many in the church refer to by the Roman name Palestine. LOL As if foreign Romans have the power to name the promise land. The Roman civilization has gone extinct.

        A Torah brit requires that both parties to the alliance must swear an oath. What oath did Avram swear that serves as a precedent to the Mishkan commandment? The opening blessing of the Shemone Esrei tefillah/standing da’avening/ “In the Beginning” of the 1st blessing “the God of Avraham, the God of Yitzak, and the God of Yaacov. Why? K’vanna actively requires remembering. Tefillah requires k’vanna. What specific oaths did the Avot swear to HaShem? Remembering the oath which the Avot swore to HaShem elevates a praise, like tehillem\psalms/ to swearing an oath, like the 1st p’suk\verse of the kre’a shma contains 3 Divine Names. Only one other p’suk in the whole of the T’NaCH likewise employs 3 Divine Names in succession – שמות לד:ו,ז – the revelation of the Oral Torah logic format which the church denies. LOL

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