Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ponderings of the Perkei Avot 4:28

RaYBaSH’s Ponderings of the Perkei Avot
Chapter 4:28
By Yehudah ben Shomeyr
“Rabbi Elazar HaKapor would say: Envy, lust and honor drive a man from 
the world.”
There is a spiritual drug worse than any Meth or Heroine addiction. It’s called LSD = Lust, Sin and Death.

James 1:15-16 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Rom. 6:23 For the wages (Price / Payment for) of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

To truly be happy one must accept their lot given to them by the Father and not envy or lust after another’s honor, position or possessions; for these obsessions will drive one from this world and into ones own world, or worse yet, the world of ha satan. This is a subtle form of idolatry. Know that God has placed you where you are the way you are for a reason and worry not about things you cannot do or change. Focus on what you can do and change for Him and His glory by abiding by His Torah as lived out by the Messiah.

-- Yehudah ben Shomeyr