Shalom my family!
Today as I sit up from my bed and read my Scripture, I study MattithYahu 7.
Particularly 7:12 has stuck to my heart and I felt it beneficial to you all to share this with you all.
I recall recently that I had a fellow sister vindictively veil her “assistance” with insults and painful words. This was just before she departed on her own pathway for her own reasons. Tonight I pray for her healing and that she may reflect on herself.
The timing of Yahuah is always perfect – this turmoil with this sister brought me to this lesson as I stewed in why this “kiss off” felt so wrong. I have since forgiven her trespasses for I understand that there was bitterness in her heart that she may address with Yahuah at her own timing and I truly wish her the best on her judgement day.
But it struck a cord – would you treat yourself the way you treated me as I lay on bedrest, recuperating from the first surgery of many for cancerous tumors? Would you wish to be treated coldly and vindictively when the Scriptures ask that we emulate our perfect Brother in his selflessness? We are allowed to walk away from things that make us uncomfortable but the bond of sisterhood and helping our fellow sick rises above petty vindictiveness. I am hopeful that she will find a path to some serious heartwork on her end regarding her denial and bitterness. But it begs that question… how are we treating others? How are we holding the Scriptural Laws in our hearts?
Because the poor one does not cease from the land. Therefore I am commanding you, saying, ‘You shall certainly open your hand to your brother, to your poor and to your needy one, in your land.’ ”Debarim/Deutoronomy 15:11
Bear one another’s burdens, and so complete the Torah of Messiah.3For if anyone thinks himself to be somebody, when he is not, he deceives himself.4But let each one examine his own work, and then he shall have boasting in himself alone, and not in another.5For each one shall bear his own burden.Galatiyim 6:2-5
Because he who sows to his own flesh shall reap corruption from the flesh, but he who sows to the Spirit shall reap everlasting life from the Spirit.9And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not grow weary.10So then, as we have occasion, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of the belief.Galatiyim 6: 6-10
For Elohim is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love which you have shown toward His Name, in that you have attended to the set-apart ones, and still attend.Ib’rim 6:10
These are just a few examples from the Scriptures that push us to help one another, to pick up our brothers and sisters in Messiah’s image and to give of ourselves as we’d love to be given to in our own time of need.
I included Galatiyim because I wanted to be sure to understand that I am also accountable for my own deeds and actions. I will give my heart and shoulders to those who ask whatever of me that they are in need of – give my inner garment as well as my outer and my cheek to my sister who hurt my heart. I will give her all that she wishes for because she is my family. I sow to the Ruach, to the everlasting goals of holding our hearts to the Highest. I will examine the works of my hands and my heart to understand from my Elohim how I speak and how I address my family onwards in my journey.
My family, love one another. Do so much good that it bursts from your hearts and falls from your lips each day.
This is My command, that you love one another, as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this: that one should lay down his life for his friends.Yohanan 15: 12, 13