Greetings on Yom Kippur

man blowing shofar at end of Yom Kippur

Today – the tenth day of the month of Tishri – is the Day of Atonement, known in Jewish tradition as Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement was the one time a year when the high priest was permitted to enter the Holy of Holies (or Most Holy Place) to make atonement for the ...

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A Life-Changing Prayer

People praying together

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit ...

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What is the Meaning of the Divine Name Yahweh?

Hebrew

One of the oddities of history is the loss of the proper pronunciation of the Hebrew word YHWH, the personal and covenant name of God in the Old Testament. “Jehovah” is a spelling that developed from combining the consonants of the name with the vowels of a Hebrew word for “Lord” (Adonai). The Jews who do not read YHWH as Adonai ...

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What the Bible Says About Making Today Matter

Young man thinking about life

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. ...

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Naaman’s Young Maidservant, Channel for a Miracle

young woman reflecting

A Young Girl’s Testimony Led to One of the Most Significant Miracles in the Old Testament

Probably not yet in her teens, Naaman’s maidservant was captured and taken to Syria during the reign of Ahab’s son Joram, a time when Israel was constantly invaded by surrounding nations. Although living in a foreign land and serving people who may have killed ...

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