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G-d Is Good to Israel and The Pure of Heart



For September 10, 2022

Tehillim - Psalms 73:1


מִזְמ֗וֹר לְאָ֫סָ֥ף אַ֤ךְ ט֖וֹב לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֥ל אֱלֹהִ֗ים לְבָרֵ֥י לֵבָֽב׃


"A song by Asaf: Despite the long and bitter exile, I know that G-d is, indeed, good to the Children of Israel and to the pure of heart."


"So said the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, about him who is despised of men, about him whom the nation abhors, about a slave of rulers, "Kings shall see and rise, princes, and they shall prostrate themselves, for the sake of the Lord Who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, and He chose you." Isaiah 49:6


The kings of the nations and the peoples despised Israel for centuries because they thought it was no longer G-d's beloved and had been rejected.


But the nations will see that G-d has not forgotten Israel, that He has always stayed with her and loves her.


The nations will see G-d's faithfulness over Israel. This faithfulness will make the kings, the nations, submit and bow down before Him.


He is good to Israel, and to the pure in heart. Israel will be pure in heart, I read the word "and" as an additional addition. He is good for Israel and for...others outside Israel who are also pure in heart.


Let us serve G-d as a Noahide with a pure heart, you can read that as serve G-d with the right emotions of awe and love. Let us observe the 7 Noahide Laws - with their details - because we are filled with awe for G-d. Which will make us leave behind everything we should not do and out of love for G-d let us do everything we should do. For remember that all the negatively stated Noahide Laws also have their positive counterpart.


Doing His Will is the way to unite with Him and through this we will strengthen our bond with Him. This will give us an inner vitality and joy that will make us increasingly able to do what He wants because He is our best Friend.



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.


 

Sources

Chabadapp: chumash with Rashi

 

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