God gave Jacob a vision, then gave him four wives! Wait, What?!
Sure to spark real discussion and digging in the Scriptures, this week’s portion discusses the importance of vision for every man and the family he leads, as well as going where most are terrified to tread…. What God says about family structure.
This short (if you can call it that) commentary is not meant as a final authority as there is simply too much in this portion related to headship, patriarchy and family structure to cover it all. However, this is a great place to begin the discussion with a number of linked resources for further research. The key is to pursue truth and shed tradition and false doctrine.
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See Toldot from a new perspective! Consider the aspects of family dynamic, headship and patriarchy as you dig into this week’s Torah portion. Connect it with Proverbs and parental responsibility.
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Opportunities abound in each new
journey through the Torah and now is the time to prayerfully ask Abba
what He may have for you.
As most readers know, we are just a
couple Shabbats away from returning to the beginning and again taking
up the annual journey through the Torah portions. Each year I seek
what the Father would have me focus on as an overarching theme. In
some years I have shared from those studies and in others it has been
a more personal matter.
Well, this year, I will be paying
special attention to elements of headship, patriarchy, marriage,
roles of men and women as well as how this all plays out in community
with a goal of understanding more about the restoration of kol Israel
at the family and then clan levels. Blog co-author, Jeremy, and I
have the ambitious goal of releasing a weekly blog post sharing some
of what we are learning from each Torah portion.
We hope you will seek the Father and
see what His focus would be for you, and if He leads you to join us
on this journey, we ask you to participate in comment and discussion
after each weekly post. Pray for us and walk with us in this critical
Headship and the Biblical order in both family and nation has been a recurring theme in our fellowship. Over the last few months we have been intensely challenged by the Father to consider HIS model for how men/women/family/clan/tribe/nation are supposed to function and operate. Yesterday was no different. While we had a ‘double portion’ in Mattot and Massei, we never actually got out of the first two chapters.
I thought I’d share a few thoughts that came out of our discussion as it directly relates to the ongoing series on this blog regarding the restoration of kol Israel and the roles of men and women. Consider them food for thought or discussion as we did not fully develop them, nor am I attempting to share every detail of our conversation…
Continue reading “Musings re: Headship and Numbers 30-31”