Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ponderings of the Perkei Avot 4:17

RaYBaSH’s Ponderings of the Perkei Avot
Chapter 4:17
By: Yehudah ben Shomeyr
“Rabbi Shimon would say: There are three crowns--the crown of Torah, 
the crown of priesthood and the crown of sovereignty
--but the crown of good name surmounts them all.”
Pro 22:1 A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen than great riches, [and] loving 
favour rather than silver and gold.
Now who holds and wears all these crowns? Yeshua Ha Moshiach, 
after all He is the Living Torah, Prophet, and 
Priest after the order of Melchezidek, and is the Sovereign King.
But ultimately to have a good name ones deeds, ones heart in action, 
must outstrip so to speak his head, his knowledge. 
-- Yehudah ben Shomeyr