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וְכָ֘כָה֮ תֹּאכְל֣וּ אֹתוֹ֒ מׇתְנֵיכֶ֣ם חֲגֻרִ֔ים נַֽעֲלֵיכֶם֙ בְּרַגְלֵיכֶ֔ם וּמַקֶּלְכֶ֖ם בְּיֶדְכֶ֑ם וַאֲכַלְתֶּ֤ם אֹתוֹ֙ בְּחִפָּז֔וֹן
"This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly"
Once you have experienced that a certain situation is not healthy for you, it does not bring you up to your true potential, it may even weaken you or worse than that, then it is time to run. Run away and don't turn back.
Isn't that the advice we give to someone who is addicted. Don't touch it again, keep away from it.
But how different is sometimes the reality of life. With all kinds of excuses, we excuse behavior - that we don't want to show. Just 1 last pastry, just that cigarette today, tomorrow I'll really stop going to work by car instead of by bike, today I can't because all my friends are doing it....
Start Now with Your New Noahide Life
What is true of physical things like biscuits, cigarettes, etc. is even more true of spiritual things. There are those who are discovering that what the Jews and what those Noahides say is not so "stupid" yet. One actually knows quite deep down that one needs to start living a different way of life. But not today, today is Christmas. Not next week because Auntie likes to sing Christian songs together. Maybe in a month, but oh no, it's Easter then. And before you know it, a year will have passed.
Are you ready for a new way of life, have you put on your shoes to walk this road, are you in the starting blocks....start....start as soon as possible and don't postpone.
Sources: Daily Wisdom from the Lubavitscher Rebbe
Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the NoahideAcademy.org website. She contributes for the admin of the website in English and Dutch. She teaches Hebrew to beginners and intermediate students at the Academy.
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