Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 11 Tamuz | July 2022 | Page 11

That passage that has so deeply impacted you that it applies to almost every situation and circumstance in life . It becomes the “ go to ” passage seemingly fitting on numerous occasions . For me , 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 is that passage , and it has been this way for several years .
First though , let ’ s take a look at a powerful passage from the Hebrew Scriptures . In the book of Exodus 33 , verses 12-13 there we find an impacting exchange between Adonai and Moshe . It is one of many exchanges that powerfully defined Moshe ’ s relationship with Adonai while also defining the character and attributes of Adonai
Himself . In verse 12 Adonai speaks the powerful words to Moshe that He knows Moshe by name and that Moshe found favor from the perspective of Adonai . How impacting , encouraging , and empowering that must have been for Moshe . And in response , Moshe , deeply impacted by this interchange with Adonai , asks that Adonai show him His ways if this is true . In that moment of interchange with the God of all creation , Moshe ’ s response was to ask for more understanding of Adonai ’ s ways so that this precious gift of favor would continue and grow . Is that not our cry
too ?
As disciples of Yeshua and representatives of the Kingdom of God on earth we want His favor . We deeply desire understanding of His ways and we long to give Him the glory that is due His Name in all we do in our personal lives , in the marketplace , and within our ministries .
In the passage from 1 Corinthians 2 I mentioned earlier , I consider the very last phrase of the chapter to be possibly one of the most outstandingly profound lines of Scripture . It states that we can have the mind of the Messiah . What ?! Are you serious ? We can think , plan , respond , speak , make decisions , lead others , and navigate through this present age while actually thinking and feeling like Messiah , Yeshua . But , how is that even possible ? The answer is in the verses that precede this astounding truth .
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