Jeremiah 31:31-34


Behold, the days come”, says YHWH, “that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah; not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; forasmuch as they broke My covenant, although I was a ruler over them”, says YHWH.

“But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days”, says YHWH:

I will put My law in their inward parts, and in their heart will I write it; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people;  and they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying: ‘Know YHWH’; for they shall all know Me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them”, says YHWH; “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more.”

There are several things I see in this passage.

  1. This new covenant is only made with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  My conclusion would be that if a person does not consider themselves and/or behave as the house of Israel or Judah, this covenant does not belong to them
  2. The covenant is: YHWH putting His TORAH inside of His people, in their hearts, so that they no longer have to teach it, everyone KNOWS Him.  This does not sound like Torah observance will stop, but rather that it will be followed from the heart and with devotion and love.  It also sounds like something in the future.  I don’t see in history or in our present day that this is true.
  3. The final part of the covenant is that He will forgive their iniquity and remember their sin no more.  Is this as a result of everyone observing Torah from the heart?  It seems to be implied, but it does not say directly.

 

I  am doing some studying today and this passage came up in the process.  Does anyone have thoughts they want to share?  Post them in the comments!

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Quality Essential Oils


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For those of you who are passionate about essential oils, like I am, I wanted to make you aware of a few of my recent exciting discoveries!

For several years I was part of one of the large companies that distributes these oils and definitely saw people benefiting from the oils… but I have since found out a few things that concern me… and they should concern you too.  Take a look at this article.

The Quality of Essential Oils

Also, a lot of Direct Sales companies will jack up the prices of essential oils in order to pay their distributors, which means higher cost for us, the buyers.

So what’s a person to do?  How do we know which oils?  Which companies can we trust?  I know there are sources out there.  I personally have found one with very reasonable prices  that I am completely confident in, and I know there are others.  My recommendation would be to do your research.   Research the company.  Do your own independent study if you can.  Compare the results.  ASK ME about the company I buy from!

Read generic books and studies about essential oil quality – not those written by the companies that produce them…  for an unbiased opinion.  This book was highly recommended to me and I will be ordering it today.

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The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Every Day Wellness  *

I have other books written by folks in the top two companies, but I wanted something that wasn’t written by one of their representatives.  I’m excited to let you know what I think after I receive it on Monday!

*Disclaimer: Amazon pays me a tiny commission for referring customers to them.  This is one of the ways we can earn a small income through our blogging efforts.

 

Homeschooling with Torah


In a previous post, I talked about a homeschooling book titled “Heart of Wisdom” that I found to be very helpful using Torah as a foundation.  I still love that book!

However, I was very excited to find another option and I want to share it with you today!  It’s an entire curriculum especially created for those who keep Torah and the entire process has been very simplified.  The website is Homeschooling Torah and you can visit that link and check it out for yourself, but let me tell you what appealed to me about it.

  1. Everything is done and laid out for me.  It comes to me ready to go.
  2. There is a monthly cost option instead of plunking out hundreds of dollars at one time.
  3. The emphasis on Torah is critical.
  4. It comes with bonuses.
  5. They have a 30 day trial, which is refundable.

Go visit the website and let me know if you agree that this is the best thing since sliced bread! I just enrolled today!  I’m so excited to find this!

 

Disclaimer: some links in this post are affiliate links and will provide income to our family if you choose to purchase.  This is one of the ways we earn a few extra dollars to help with household expenses.  Thanks for looking!

What about Enoch?


Everyone has a different opinion on Enoch.  I’m speaking of the “lost” book of Enoch… not the person.

This morning I found a website that has done quite a bit of research to see if this book is valid.

Here is the link –

Book of Enoch in question

What do you think?

Should we be reading this book for historical information?

Is it a hoax?

Can we trust it?

What do the Apostolic Scriptures have to say about it?

Inquiring minds want to know  =)