SHELACH L’CHA (send for yourself)

Numbers 13:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses saying, 2 Send men that they may search את־ land of Canaan, which I will give to the Children of Israel: from every tribe of their fathers you will send a man who is a ruler among them. C-MATS

Question: What is wrong with frightening people by bringing them bad reports about world events? Causing people fear, not only damages their physical and emotional health, but can also cause them to act in a harmful and reckless way. We are in this world to be kind to and help others and certainly not the opposite. We should focus on what יהוה can do to protect us, not what harm a world situation can bring us. Where is your faith? In the world system or יהוה?

Question: Deuteronomy 10:20 אֶת־ יהוה your Elohim you will fear אֹתֹו Him; serve Him and cling to Him and swear by His name.  We have been taught that one should be afraid of no one but יהוה. What do you think this means? It doesn’t mean that יהוה is ‘angry’ or ‘scary’. יהוה is the most loving, caring Being imaginable. It means that when we set out to do something worthwhile, we shouldn’t fear any obstacles – human or otherwise – that try to get in our way. ‘Fearing’ יהוה, means that we understand how important and beneficial it is to us to have a close spiritual connection to יהוה and being afraid of acting in any way that could weaken or distance that connection.

1 John 4:16 Elohim is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in Elohim, and Elohim in him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love Him, because He first loved us. C-MATS

Psalms 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. 4 In Elohim I will praise His word, in Elohim have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; what can flesh do to me? C-MATS

Psalms 118:6 יהוה is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me? C-MATS

Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you shall not be afraid: yes, you shall lie down and your sleep shall be sweet. C-MATS

Question: If you are fearful, are you in sin? If you are fearful, you are not trusting יהוה and you are in sin. 2 Timothy 1:7 For Elohim has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. C-MATS