22 Av 5781
July 31, 2021
“As a result”
Here are the Torah, Haftarah and suggested Brit Chadasha (New Testament) and Tehillim (Psalms) readings for this week.
• Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
• Isaiah 49:14-51:3
• Matthew 4:1-11
• Hebrews 11:8-13
• Psalm 75
For the music director: “Do not Destroy,” a psalm of Asaph, a song.
We praise You, we praise God, for Your Name is near.
People declare Your wonders.
(Psalm 75:1-2 TLV)
The seven aliyot readings from the Torah begin at these verses:
- Deuteronomy 7:12
- Deuteronomy 8:11
- Deuteronomy 9:4
- Deuteronomy 10:1
- Deuteronomy 10:12
- Deuteronomy 11:10
- Deuteronomy 11:22
Maftir: Deuteronomy 11:22
(In this reading the maftir repeats the seventh aliyah.)
The Key Person is Moshe (Moses), speaking to all Yisra’el (Israel).
The Scene is the wilderness east of the Promised Land, ready to cross over the Yarden (Jordan).
The Main Events include more talk from Moshe: future blessings for obedience, reminders of past signs and wonders, and exhortation to follow God now; remembering the golden calf, new stone tablets, and the ark; t’filliln and mezuzah as reminders; anticipating prosperity in a rain-filled Land as a result of super-obedience!
So you are to keep the mitzvot of Adonai your God—to walk in His ways and to fear Him. For Adonai your God is bringing you into a good land—a land of wadis with water, of springs and fountains flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, vines, figs and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey, a land where you will eat bread with no poverty, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. So you will eat and be full, and you will bless Adonai your God for the good land He has given you.
(Deuteronomy 8:6-10 TLV)
“Listen to Me, you who pursue justice, you who seek Adonai. Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you. For when I called him, he was but one, then I blessed him and multiplied him.” For Adonai will comfort Zion. He will comfort all her waste places. He will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of Adonai. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and a sound of melody.
(Isaiah 51:1-3 TLV)
The Brit Chadasha
But He replied, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Yeshua said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put Adonai your God to the test.’”
Then Yeshua says to him, “Go away, satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship Adonai your God, and Him only shall you serve.’”
(Matthew 4:4,7,10 TLV)
Torah Portion readings and the associated Haftarah readings generally follow the Stone Edition Chumash and/or the Complete Jewish Bible. Verse numbering generally follows the Hebrew tradition, and where modern Christian traditions differ those verse numbers are shown in parentheses (). Haftarah readings generally follow the Ashkenazi tradition. Where the Sephardic tradition differs, the Haftarah portions are designated as (A) and (S). Suggested New Testament readings are taken from various sources. Suggested Psalm readings are from the Messianic Siddur for Shabbat by Daniel Perek. The Key People, The Scenes, and The Main Events are taken from the Walk! series of Messianic Devotion Commentaries by Dr. Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg. Scripture taken from the Tree of Life Version (TLV) © 2015 by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. Used by permission of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.