Day Forty-Seven – הַיּוֹם שִׁבְעָה וְאַרְבָּעִים לָעֹמֵר
But one who looks intently at the perfect Torah, the Torah of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.
“Mirror mirror on the wall who’s the fairest… ”
James says that those who hear the Torah and forget it are like someone who looks in a mirror and forgets who they are. The perfect Torah is to act like a mirror for us. It teaches us who we really are and who God wants us to be. It not only commands us (giving us instructions to live by) but it also teaches us to place our faith in God’s promises. His Promise and our trust in Him is the foundation of the Torah. Paul says the Torah is founded by genuine faith. The blessings of God are real things and the fruit of knowing Him (or being known by Him) in truth.
• How do I prepare myself to be a commandment keeper? How does my faith, respect, and trust in You keep me on track today?
• Think again about commands. A wise King gives us good commands. How does God prepare us to be command keepers in our faith in Him?
• Discuss in a group the imperatives found in Deut 13:4. Start at the end and work your way to the start of the verse. What does it mean to “cling” to the Lord?
Resources for Day 47 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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