6 Torah Reading Toledot
Gen 25:19-23 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: 25:20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. 25:21 And Isaac intreated Yahweh for his wife, because she was barren: and Yahweh was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of Yahweh. 25:23 And Yahweh said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
2 Sam 8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And Yahweh preserved David whithersoever he went.
Gen 25:24-34 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. 25:27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
- Esau – a hunter
- Live off the land
- A survivalist
- Herbs and plants
- Maybe a builder E
- sau comes from a word meaning “to make”
- His people were known as cruel
- Jacob-Stay at home kind of a guy
- Used his head instead of his brawn
- Maybe good in business Uses others for labor
- Jacob and Esau two kinds of nations two different kind of people
- The story of David and Mike
- Mike –John
- David –Sally
Gen 25:28-30 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. 25:29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
- From H122 Edom-rosy ,red or ruddy
Gen 25:31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
- Bek-o-raw -Chief
Gen 25:32-34 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? 25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. 25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
- A primitive root; to disesteem: - despise, disdain, contemn (-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.
6 Torah Portion 2
Acts 9:1-6 Act 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of Yahshua, went unto the high priest, Act 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. Act 9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: Act 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Act 9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Master? And Yahshua said, I am Yahshua whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Act 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Master, what wilt thou have me to do? And Yahshua said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
- I am Yahshua, and you are persecuting me?"
- Sha'ul began a life of persecuting believers, because he thought he was serving Yahweh.
- Despite Sha'ul's inappropriate actions, Yahshua saw that Sha'ul's heart was open and willing to serve.
Mark 10:29-31 And Yahshua answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the good news, 10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 10:31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
- When a believer voluntarily leaves houses and family to serve Yahweh it becomes a witness to the world.
- As a result, voluntarily serving Yahweh is greatly rewarded in the life to come.
- All individuals who voluntarily serve Yahweh are powerful tools in the hands of the Ruach HaKodesh.
- Without the desire to serve voluntarily, the ability of the Ruach HaKodesh to work through us is limited.
- Stubbornness allows our fleshly desires to manifest. (Esau)
- Esau's heart was never in a place where he could voluntarily serve Yahweh.
- Voluntarily serving Yahweh also requires fortitude.
- Fortitude gives an individual the ability to endure.
- An individual with the fortitude can endure temptations.
- Esau's desire was to choose a wife that pleased his eyes and not the wife Yahweh would desire for Esau.
Gen 26:34-35 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 26:35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
- Esau did not have the fortitude to overcome his own temptations.
Luke 14:16-24 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 14:21 So that servant came, and shewed his master these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 14:22 And the servant said, Master, it is done as thou hast commanded and yet there is room. 14:23 And the master said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.