Weekly Torah

Insight and commentary on the Torah and Gospels every week, adapted from Torah Club resources.

THIS WEEK
THIS WEEK

Isaac Prays for Rebekah

Just as Abraham’s wife, Sarah, was barren, Isaac’s wife, Rebekah, was also unable to bear children. For twenty years she and Isaac tried to have a child. It is written that "Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren…"

barren, Isaac and Rebekah, prayer


From Previous Weeks

The Canaanites

The disciple of Yeshua should have no hesitation about reaching out to the godless, the wicked, the secular, or the idolater. The transforming power of the gospel is not limited by ethnic or sociological boundaries.

Canaanites, Chayei Sarah, Cornelius, evangelism, Samaritans


Abraham's Great Test

Abraham believed God with such absolute faith that he did not hesitate to obey. He knew God had made promises to bless and multiply his seed through Isaac, and He knew God would keep those promises, even if He had to raise Isaac from the dead.

called, faithfulness, Isaac, Moriah, obedience, opportunities, promises, sacrifice, son, tests


The Marriage Test

Distressed and broken-hearted, Sarah went to Abraham to lodge a complaint and to inquire about his intentions. Most husbands would respond with a sharp rejoinder: "Hey, it was your bright idea, now it's your problem. Don't blame me." But Abraham was not like most husbands.

Abraham, faithfulness, husbands, Lech Lecha, polygamy, wives