For September 16, 2022
Tehillim - Psalms 100:2
עִבְד֣וּ אֶת־יְהֹוָ֣ה בְּשִׂמְחָ֑ה בֹּ֥אוּ לְ֝פָנָ֗יו בִּרְנָנָֽה
"Serve G-d and fulfill His commandments happily. Come to Him with songs of joy."
Because we know that G-d rewards, we will praise and thank Him when we observe and keep His commandments.
Joy in observing and keeping G-d's commandments can also come from knowing that it pleases G-d when we do His commandments. His joy is our reward, is our joy.
Joy can also mean wrapping the commandment you do in joy. There can always be circumstances in your life that make you sad. It can make you observe a commandment out of habit, or because you think you have to, but without joy.
To teach yourself to be aware that G-d gives everything for good, even the difficulties or tests in life, make you try to do every commandment, however sad you may feel at times, with joy.
Then the joy returns.
Brought By Angelique Sijbolts
Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners and intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.
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