In the last few weeks I have posted multiple times from multiple angles why it is so critically important that we, as the Body of Messiah, come together in unity and walk in fellowship with our brothers. Al takes that message to a whole new level with a terrific lesson from last week’s Torah portion dealing with Korach. I HIGHLY recommend taking the time to read and absorb!
Here is the punch line, to make sure you don’t miss it:
Up to now we have proven unable to govern ourselves and our families, even with the redemptive revelation offered by our Invisible God. For millennia God’s people have awaited Messiah to come and do this for us, and for millennia God has waited for His people to make themselves ready for Him to govern them. If we want to see Messiah reign over us in person, perhaps we would do well to stop building our own little kingdoms and prepare our hearts for Him to build His.
Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. After the painting by J. Mund. (Illustration from Beacon Lights of History, Vol. XI, “American Founders.”, John Lord, LL.D., London, 1902). Accessed on Wikimedia Commons.)
What would happen if the Vice President of the United States committed murder and got away with it? It is not a rhetorical question; such a thing happened long ago, in the early days of the American Republic. On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr shot and killed fellow New Yorker Alexander Hamilton. The two had been adversaries for several years, and eventually their enmity resulted in a duel at a neutral site in Weehawken, New Jersey. It is unclear who fired first, but it is certain that Hamilton fell mortally wounded, dying the next day in New York City. Burr fled, facing charges of murder both in New York and New Jersey…
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