Blessed are You YHWH our Elohim, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His Commandments and has commanded us to out the Omer.
Theme of the Week: Hod - Glory
Theme of the Day: Gevurah – Severity and Strength
Overall Theme: The Severity and Strength of His Glory
When we do not come before YHWH in the prescribed manner we witness His Glory alright through His Severity and Strength:
Leviticus 10 1And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
2And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
Today also commemorates the events in Exodus 16 regarding the quail and manna.
The Traditional Psalm to read is Psalm 78:1-16:
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God. The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them. Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap. In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
“Abba YHWH Elohim, Please never let my intimacy with You be an unjust excuse to get sloppy and not obey Torah as Messiah Yeshua commanded us too. In His Name I pray Ameyn.