Companionship & The Bible Study - 29 October 2015

Hey there!
May the Lord Give you His Peace!
How has everything been, haven't seen you guys for a while, and hopefully the Lord has been walking beside you in life!
Well, because I had no paper today, I learnt something at LRBM that I'm almost dying to share with you guys.
As you know, there are many Jewish festivals, but I would like to narrow down to three of them.
1. Passover
2. The Feast of Weeks
3. The Feast of Booths
Those were the three main festivals of that time, and customs then were that the people should go on pilgrimages to Jerusalem to offer the sacrifice, to lift up their prayers... But there is one thing they would travel great distances for. The Blessing. The final Blessing that marks the end of the festival. That blessing is known as "The Aaronic Blessing". It first surfaces in Numbers 6: 23-27:
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you
and give you peace.
During the journey to Jerusalem to climb Mount Zion (aka where the temple was located), it was rough, but many of them sang the psalms, either for entertainment, or as The Songs for the Journey to Worship that celebrate the journey to Jerusalem to worship in God’s temple. And mainly these psalms can be found in:
Psalms 120-134
The main part actually ends here but if you'd like, here's the continuation:
Directing your attention to Psalm 133: 1. It is used in the context most likely during the final ascent up to the temple:
"How good, how delightful it is to live as brothers all together!"
In Hebrew, it is translated as:
"Himeh mah tov uma naim, shervet ahim gam yahad"
Fr Derrick went on to teach us how to sing it like the Hebrews did. Many versions, but this was the one (part) he taught us:
Sometimes, I do wonder what it takes for everyone to do that. Many of us do, but why not everyone?
And for this week, think about how you can live your life in harmony, also "shervet ahim gam yahad." (Get the translation?)
Peace Be with You, and may the Lord be Gracious to You!
God Bless!


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