The P’rushim and the Torah-teachers asked him, “Why don’t your talmidim live in accordance with the Tradition of the Elders, but instead eat with ritually unclean hands?” Yeshua answered them, “Yesha’yahu was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites—as it is written,
‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far away from me.
Their worship of me is useless,
because they teach man-made rules as if they were doctrines.’
“You depart from God’s command and hold onto human tradition. Indeed,” he said to them, “you have made a fine art of departing from God’s command in order to keep your tradition!
As we enter into this season of “giving” I saw a news report that we Americans will spend over 465 billion dollars on gifts this year. While at the same time the World Food Program reports that there are over 795 million people going without food. For 136,400 dollars 300 people could receive the food and water they need to survive for a year. Or for 362 billion we as Americans could feed the whole world for a year and still have 103 billion left over to buy presents and turkeys and candy. How about we as believers in God start giving the gift of life both physically and spiritual to our fellow man this year. Lord You have put this on my heart let me walk out in trust in You and follow Your Word. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.
World Food Program America