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.

Exploration 82 – Ruth

Elimelech, his wife, Naomi, and their two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, went to Moab to escape the famine in Bethlehem. There Mahlon married Ruth (Ruth 4:10) and Chilion married Orpah. There also Elimelech died as well as his sons Mahlon and Chilion. Naomi told her daughters-in-law to stay with their families in Moab, but Ruth would not leave her.

16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

Ruth 1:16-17 King James Version

Ruth went with Naomi back to Bethlehem. She gleaned in the fields of Boaz, a kinsman of Naomi’s husband Elimelech (Ruth 2:1). He married Ruth and she bore Obed, an heir for Mahlon, the son of Elimelech. After Obed came Jesse the father of David in whose line was born Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus) of a virgin named Miriam (Mary) (Matthew 1).

17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.

Ruth 4:17 King James Version

Weekly Parashah Readings
Parashah: Pecudei 2 Adar II, 5782 – March 5, 2022
Torah: Exodus 38:21 – 40:38
Haftarah: Kings I 7:51 – 8:21
Brit Chadashah: Hebrews 1:1-14
Resources: Chabad, Hebrew4Christians, Weekly Torah Readings, Calendar


I am looking for a name to replace “Sunday Walk”. I am trying “Exploration”.

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