46 Ekev

וְהָיָה׀ עֵקֶב תִּשְׁמְעוּן אֵת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים הָאֵלֶּה וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם וְשָׁמַר יְהוה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךָ אֶת־הַבְּרִית וְאֶת־הַחֶסֶד אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ׃

“Then it shall come to pass, because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers.

Shabbat

Name

Parasha

Haftora

Brit Chadasha

July 31st, 2021

Ekev
“Because”

Deut. 7:12-11:25

Isaiah 49:14-51:3

Heb. 11:11-13

Jacob 5:7-11

Moses tells the Israelites that if they follow God’s laws, the nations who now dwell across the Jordan River will not harm them. (Deuteronomy 7:12–26).
Moses reminds the people of the virtues of keeping God’s commandments. He also tells them that they will dispossess those who now live in the Land only because they are idolatrous, not because the Israelites are uncommonly virtuous. Thereupon, Moses reviews all of the trespasses of the Israelites against God. (Deuteronomy 8:1–10:11).

Moses is concerned that when the people become prosperous, they will forget about God and how humility is very important, and taking God for granted is a big mistake.

Even when the People are blessed by abundance, they must not lose sight of the true source of their blessing: the partnership between God and People.
The authoritative of commandment makes provision for the future; it can only be conceive by obedience. God commands are obligatory to obey by listening to His voice. It is in the today that the love of our Creator lives when we walk by the commandment of His voice and under the Shadow of His wings.