[6001-09-08 Scriptural Calendar]
Whenever I start to think about the future, my future, depression sets in. The sad realities of our society begins to weigh down on me. Low salary, high expenses (and that’s just the basic needs) — house, food, clothing, taxes. You name it.
Living is not easy. It was never easy. Back in the days of the apostles, it was already hard, how much more today and tomorrow? Things are only going to get worse.
No, I’m not a pessimist. On the contrary, I’m a very optimistic person. But I don’t let my optimism blind me from reality, that’s an extremism and I’m not an extremist. We simply cannot deny these things no matter how positive we want to be.
Let’s face the reality. Once this burden is on us, we start to look into the material things. Well, at least for me, everytime I look into the future, materialism sets in. And I don’t like it. I’m not a materialistic person, I in fact avoid putting sentimental values to anything, that’s how far I go. When I see something, I weigh its value. Not just the price before and after. Not just how long it will last. But its usability in my life. If I cannot see a value in the latter, the price and lifespan doesn’t matter to me, it’s a big “NO”.
Imagine then my uneasiness whenever the future, the reality, the materialism, and the effect of it, depression, begins to enter into my being. It’s not healthy and I definitely do not like it.
On the surface, we can quickly understood what 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (pronunciation: yah-hu-shua; transliteration: Yahushua; also read: Why Yahushua?) meant when he said it. But there’s more to it than “having faith” that he will provide for us. The deeper meaning, not hidden, is that, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua) is fully aware what thinking of our future can do to us.
Worry. Quick aging (look at yourself in mirror). Burden. Facing the sad reality of our society. Being down. Materialism. And ultimately it all leads to depression.
No, there’s nothing wrong in planning for your future. But we easily cross the border of “worrying” for our future without us knowing it. When we start to feel uneasy, when we start to look at the material things and gains, when we start to think “I want this… I want to do this…” and we start to get depressed because we realised how many times we attempted it but still we’re nowhere near it, then Houston we have a problem. We are worrying about the morrow.
Just like what happened with Abraham and his son Isaac in this next verse.
Forget about Abraham being the “father of faith” as we know him today. Here, Abraham showed he wasn’t worried. He knew his Elohim will provide for himself a sacrifice, yet at the same time, he knew that he was asked to offer Isaac, his one and only son with his first wife.
Abraham here wasn’t even showing a “blind” faith as many assumed. No, he did not argue nor went through it because he was asked by his Elohim and he’s just a mere mortal.
He knew who and what his Elohim is and he knew he won’t let him kill Isaac. He knew he will provide! Otherwise, he lied to Isaac if it wasn’t what was in his heart. And if he did, surely he would have argued against offering Isaac! But not a word about it came out from him.
Abraham wasn’t just using his faith. He used his knowledge of his Elohim. He knew what kind of an Elohim he serves. His faith sees clearly.
Consider then the teachings of our Messiah 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua), our great Rabbi (teacher), who is the Word of our Abba (father) 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH/YaHuWaH).
Abraham’s faith saw these things. His knowledge of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH/YaHuWaH) made him calm. He knew he will provide. He knew he was safe and secure. That he need not worry. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua) taught us the same thing. In effect, he explained to us what enabled Abraham to do what he did thousands of years ago.
This, we should also apply in our daily lives. But how can we if we are not studying the Scripture he himself wrote? Our knowledge of who and what kind of an Abba (Father) he (𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 (YAHUAH/YaHuWaH)) is will only come from his Word (𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua)).
Faith comes by hearing. Hearing what? Hearing the Word of Elohim.
And that, my friends, brothers, and sisters, is the Word and teaching he reminded and taught me today, on the first Sabbath of the 9th month of the year 6001 in the Scriptural Calendar.
I pray you are as blessed as I am today by His revelation. Cultivate it and nurture it so you and I will grow in the ways of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤅𐤏 (Yahushua).