Parsha Re’eh – Apostolic Readings, Commentary, and Videos

New Testament passages to study with Torah portion Re'eh, along with related commentary and videos. Torah for Christians.

Readings

  • Deuteronomy 11:26-12:19
    • Matthew 7:15-23
    • Acts 9:1-20
    • Acts 11:1-18
    • 1 Timothy 6:13-16
  • Deuteronomy 12:20-14:29
    • John 6:48-66
    • Romans 14:1-4
    • 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
    • 1 Timothy 6:3-5,20-21
    • Revelation 2:12-29
  • Deuteronomy 15:1-16:17
    • John 4:34-38
    • John 8:31-38
    • Colossians 3:1-17
    • 1 Timothy 6:6-12,17-19
    • James 2:14-26
    • Revelation 19:6-9

Additional Readings

Videos Related to Parsha Re’eh

  • Proverbs 6:12-19 and Fake News – Proverbs 6:12-19 warns against being a tale-bearer, a spreader of “fake news”.
  • Don’t Go Back to Egypt! – Just like the Christian church, ancient Israel continued to faithfully serve God so long as the first generation of believers lived. As soon as that generation died, they slipped into general apostacy. Joshua 24:31
  • Shavuot Calendar Controversies – Some people keep Shavuot on one day, some on another. Are some of those people simply rejecting the plain words of God?
  • Shavuot: God’s Independence Day – Shavuot is a bit of an oddball among God’s feast days. It’s not clear from the biblical text exactly what it’s about, but there are some amazing parallels with the Exodus that give us some big clues.
  • Who Understands Justice for the Poor? – A righteous man truly understands what it means to ensure justice for the poor, the widow, and the orphan, but a wicked man, even though he might toss out a lot of fine sounding words, doesn’t have a clue what justice even means. In order to know who understands justice, we need to know who is righteous and who is wicked.
  • The Proverbs 31 Woman Reaches Out to the Needy – The Proverbs 31 Woman is generous to the poor of her community while still taking care of her family. Her husband trusts her with the family’s resources.
  • 2 Kings 4:8-17 and Elisha’s Unexpected Gift – The Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4 provided room and board to Elisha without expecting anything in return. She didn’t want influence or riches. She was already wealthy and had all the influence she wanted in her own community. All she wanted was to do something good for God’s prophet. Elisha (and God) rewarded her generosity with the last thing she expected!
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