Tehillim – Psalms chapter 1; 1 to 6

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Tehillim - Psalms 1: 1 to 6

With Rabbi Reuven Ben-Avraham.

Please Note: I will be using the “Jewish Publication Society” (JPS version of the Torah/Tanakh) with some minor updates

This is just a short, but a powerful study based entirely on Tehillim – Psalms 1, and as you check it out, I am sure it will make complete sense to you!

As we will have learned in the many other studies online, there is frequently so much more than what meets the eye, and once we have read something in the Torah or somewhere in the Tanakh, be assured it there are so many never ending Gems! And this also applies to Tehillim One!

The very reason that Tehillim One is where it has been placed at the very beginning is for a special purpose, for if you cannot pass this one, well just do not bother going on, for it contains certain verses that are extremely challenging, for if you are unable pass verses 1 to 3, then don’t bother continuing, for you are obviously a completely lost case and you mush first have to commence to re-evaluate yourself, and what you are going to do with your life. 1. live a life of evil; 2. or as Elohim, blessed be He, asks of us;

 “Return (again) to Me, saith ” Yirmyahu - Jeremiah 3: 1 (JPS version of the Tanakh) with some minor updates.

 

Tehillim- Psalm 1:1:

1Happy is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the scornful.

2. But his delight is in the law of ; and in His Law doth he meditate day and night.

3And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf doth not wither; and in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper.

4Not so the wicked; but they are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5Therefore the wicked shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6For regardeth the way of the righteous; but the way of the wicked shall perish.

As we have clearly seen above, this Tehillim - Psalm proves that there are two kinds of people on the earth, as

verses 1 to 3 tells us about one kind of person, those who are living a “good” and a “righteous” life. Whilst on the other hand verses 4 & 5 sadly describes and defines those who are living the complete opposite lifestyle and are people who tend to live and sadly are “evil” and “wicked”.

In other words there are always those that are on two very different paths.

Therefore verse 6 sums it up and it makes it very clear that the sad truth is, that there is just NO middle road.

Therefore, as we will have well gathered, this Tehillim - Psalm speaks of two types of people, with their very different kinds of lifestyles, they are heading in two different destinations, and even though, human nature tends to soften these matters up, and try to say oh but we will all be together one day, sorry, do you really think that those Elohim, blessed be He, destroyed who had worshipped the golden calf at the foot of Mount Sinai will be resurrected and will be with those who have lived a life of observance of His Torah, and His lifestyle, etc. No they will not! That is just the sad truth and fact!

If you are on the destiny of Verses 4 & 5, you will suffer “weakness, sorrow and eternal death.”

But if you seek STRENGTHJOY and LIFE.” I pray that you will want to live a life in verses 1-3 and although life may not be perfect whilst we are on earth, but it will be filled with the love of the Torah, and live a life doing mitzvah’s, and living joyfully within your community, keeping Shabbat, Yom Tovim and all that is so special within our blessed faith!

If you have any questions you are welcome to email me. And yes, I may sound somewhat radical compared to certain rabbis, but I am very strict when it comes to what is Torah, and to what are just man created laws, which has done so much damage to Judaism, and added thousands of more laws that Elohim, blessed be He ever gave to Moshe Rabbeinu! These new laws came long after and in fact even hide the blessed Torah Laws given to us by our Elohim which He forbade!

What I have just stated is become big problem and it applies not just to Judaism, but also relates to some other faiths as well, for men within the faith who may have done things thinking it was in good faith, whilst others in complete ignorance, altered or added certain things in the writings received from our Creator, be it for whatever reason. But the truth is that our Elohim, blessed be He, has clearly stated that we cannot change or alter His words or commands in any shape or form! In fact the Torah makes it VERY CLEAR!

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from itthat ye may keep the commandments of   your Elohim which I command you” Devarim - Deuteronomy 4:2 (JPS version of the Torah).

Ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. Ye shall walk in all the ways which  your Elohim hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you” Devarim - Deuteronomy 5:28-29 (JPS version of the Torah).

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