A Drash on B'midbar

Take a listen as Rabbi Jesse dives into this weeks torah portion: B'midbar

Message Notes:

Hosea 2:16-22

16 “So then, I Myself will entice her, I will bring her into the wilderness and speak to her heart.

17 I will give her back her vineyards from there and make the valley of Achor a door of hope. She will respond there— as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of the land of Egypt.

18 In that day—it is a declaration of Adonai— you will proclaim, ‘My husband,’ and never again call Me, ‘My Baal.’

19 Then I will remove the names of the Baalim out of her mouth, no longer to be mentioned by their name.

20 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the flying creatures in the sky, and the creeping things on the ground. I will break into pieces the bow and sword and warfare from the land, and I will cause them to lie down securely.

21 Then I will betroth you to Me forever—yes, I will betroth you to Me with righteousness, justice, covenant loyalty and compassion.

22 I will betroth you to Me with faithfulness, and you will know Adonai.

Question 1: Has God called me into the wilderness to test me? 

If so what is the test and what in my character needs to grow?

Question 2: Has God called me into the wilderness to teach me? 

Question 3: Has God called me into the wilderness to reveal himself to me?

Question 4: Has God called be into the wilderness to correct me, to discipline me?

Question 5: Has God called you into the wilderness to speak to your heart?