The story of Balaam was referenced by Israel's prophets, sages and apostles. Following are the Biblical references to Balaam, starting with Numbers 22, and concluding in Revelation, as I promised to the listeners of the Saturday sermon.
This is a second message in a two part series, and includes much material not covered in Part 1.
With a provocative analysis, Rabbi David presents a perspective on the sin of the Golden Calf that overcomes the distance of the ages and circumstances. This very practical message will help you recover from recent sin and avoid some of life's traps in the future. He presents a series of three questions each of us can ask that can protect us from sinning, and enhance our relationship with God.
The Golden Calf revealed sin and dross in the lives of Aaron and the children of Israel. Learn how the Lord works as a refiner by first making our character flaws visible, and then purifies us. Rabbi David’s message can bring hope to anyone who is trying to walk with God, but discovers their own sins and impurities. Click below to listen:
For Aaron and his sons to be able to serve the Lord as priests, Moses needed to bring them closer to himself. Rabbi David talks about the importance of close relationships for those who will serve the Lord. He also speaks about the significance of creative arts and the value of aesthetics in the House of God, and how to be “wise-hearted” and full of the Spirit of Wisdom. This study will help you go to the next level in relationship and service to God.
To build the Tabernacle, the Lord asked for a Terumah offering to be received only from those whose hearts made them willing to give exactly as the Lord specified. Rabbi David speaks about how to cultivate a willing heart, including very practical steps to make your own heart stronger in its willingness and capacity to serve God and his people.
The Lord asks the children of Israel to give him a Terumah offering so that the tabernacle can be built. The Terumah offering is only for those whose hearts are willing to give generously of the best they have, and according to very specific instructions. Rabbi David speaks about God’s confidence in the Jewish people, and how today we can also lift our hearts up to God in willing service.
Rabbi David Levine - Exodus 24 Parsha Mishpatim Can God be seen? This provocative passage describes a moment when Moses and the Elders of Israel saw God with their physical eyes and in prophetic vision. Rabbi David discusses the importance of experiencing the presence and the faithfulness of God, and describes how this kind of experience is the foundation of the Judaism of Moses and the Prophets.