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The story of Rachel’s death illustrates the Master’s warning against swearing oaths. He said, “Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes ‘ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil”
Yeshua told Nathaniel, “You will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” What did these cryptic words mean? As far as we know from the gospel record, Nathaniel never did receive an apocalyptic vision in which he saw angels ascending and descending upon the Master.
A lot of people find it difficult, even impossible, to say, "I'm sorry." When we are pushed by others, our tendency is to push back and demand our rights. Rarely do we see someone turn the other cheek. Even among disciples of Yeshua, it is rare to see someone back down from a slight or injury.
As we go forth to proclaim the good news, we bring the good things from the household of God. Many people have never experienced unconditional love. They have never known real kindness, real friendship, real compassion. These are things we can pass on to others, but only if we bring them with us.
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