Parasha Yitro – Year 2 – The Mighty Voice of Yahweh

Parasha Yitro – Year 2 – The Mighty Voice of Yahweh.

Shabbat Shalom, Nazarene family.

This week we will study the parasha Yitro, portion of the year 2, where we will see the children of Israel on Mount Sinai three months after leaving Egypt. Elohim calls Moshe (Moses) to the mountain, revealing to him His covenant with Israel. Then, He orders the people to prepare to receive His law and gives them a very important warning. We will learn about the importance of being set-apart and obedience in the relationship with Yahweh. Elohim calls His people to be consecrated and prepared to receive His commandments.

Shemote (Exodus) 19:5-6
5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a set-apart nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”

This week corresponds to the reading of the texts (in bold):

  • Shemote (Exodus) 18:1-27 / 19:1-25 / 20:1-26
  • Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 6:1-7:9 / 7:10-8:10 / 8:11-9:21
  • Mattityahu (Matthew) 6:1-24 / 6:25-7:11 / 7:12-8:1

Summary of the weekly study, Year two:

Shemote (Exodus) 19:1-25

These verses teach about the set-apartness, obedience and spiritual preparation necessary to approach Yahweh. Upon arriving at Mount Sinai, Elohim calls Moshe and establishes a covenant with Israel, asking them to consecrate themselves and prepare to receive His law. This passage highlights the need for respect and reverence in the presence of Elohim, warning the people not to touch the mountain. Yahweh’s manifestation at Sinai, with thunder and lightning, demonstrates His power and majesty, reminding the Israelites of the seriousness of following His commandments and living according to His will.

Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 7:10-8:10

These verses teach us about trust in Yahweh and the consequences of lack of faith. Elohim offers King Ahaz a sign to demonstrate His protection, but Ahaz refuses to ask for it. Yeshayahu (Isaiah) prophesies the birth of Immanuel, a sign of Elohim’s presence with His people. He warns of the Assyrian invasion, a consequence of not trusting in Yahweh. The central message is the importance of depending on Elohim in times of crisis, trusting in His promise of salvation and protection. In spite of adversity, Yahweh is with His people, offering hope and direction to overcome difficulties.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 6:25-7:11

These verses teach us about trusting in Yahweh’s provision and guidance. Yeshua exhorts not to worry about basic needs such as food and clothing, remembering that Elohim takes care of the birds and flowers. Instead of worrying, believers should seek first the kingdom of Yahweh and His righteousness. Yeshua also encourages not to judge others, to pray with perseverance and to trust that Yahweh, as a loving Father, gives good gifts to His children. This passage tells us about the importance of faith, constant prayer, and trust in Elohim’s goodness and provision.

Enjoy this fun activity with the whole family. Inside you will find development questions for the three weekly sections (Torah, Haftarah and Brit Chadashah). While the older ones discuss the questions and their answers, the younger ones can color the picture related to the teaching, solve a maze, find the 7 differences and much more. We encourage you to do it week by week and instill in your children the habit of studying Yahweh’s word as a family.

We hope you and especially your sons and daughters enjoy this effort. For it is through the study of the Scriptures that we can come to understand the love and care that Yahweh has always had for us. And also to perceive that He has been taking care of even the smallest detail, so that we can take care and enjoy all that He gives us. That is why it is so important that our children learn and grow up knowing that they are loved by the Creator of all that exists.

Shalom. 

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