- A pledge or undertaking;
- An engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Guest Writer Sue Miller Making A Commitment
Making A Commitment
The dictionary defines the word Commitment as:
In Hebrew, the word to commit or to trust is “Galal”. It has the connotation of “rolling one’s trouble” away from oneself upon someone else who can help.(1)
Today, our way of life is in a “whole heap of trouble”. Gone are the days of “Leave it to Beaver” and “Father Knows Best”. Many people are lonely, lost, frightened and confused by world events. There are others that are just apathetic and don’t really care about anything. I believe that in many cases, there is a loss of hope. This is where we need “Galal”.
One of my favorite scriptures is from the book of Proverbs, Chapter 3:5. It says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Trust and submitting to God is one of the hardest things for our human flesh to accept.
We let our pride get in the way and think that we can do it all. Well folks, we can’t do it all. We need to “ let go and let God” help us. The evidence is all around us. Man has tried to do things his own way and now, we see the mess our world is in. It all has to do with sin, which started in the Garden of Eden and has been passed on from generation to generation. We are a very sick generation and we need a physician who can heal us.
As much as we would like to ignore it or dismiss it, judgment has come to this nation because of our sinful ways and our lack of obedience to God. We can’t atone for our sins as in days of old by the sacrifice of animals.
That stopped generations ago when the temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. in Jerusalem. Years before the destruction of the temple, God sent his Messiah to save his people, yet most did not recognize him. In his first coming, Messiah Yeshua came as the suffering servant. That’s why most of the Jewish people did not recognize him. They were looking for a conquering king to save them from the tyranny of Rome and bring in an eternal kingdom of peace. Thus, Yeshua entrusted His suffering unto the Lord (Psalm 22:8)(2). He died for our sins and rose from the grave three days later and is sitting at the right hand of Adonai. It was an act of love to save all of us from eternal bondage. Yeshua is our mediating attorney and the only way to Adonai and eternal life.
So, we come to this “Galal”, this trust or commitment. Again, we can’t do it on our own. It is o.k. to be weak, which goes against our culture. Rabbi Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 12:9-11, “ but he said to me, “ My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Yeshua’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Yeshua’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
With that said, I ask all who are reading this to examine their lives and take a leap of faith. Make that commitment. Put your trust in the only one who can save you from this trying, sinful world. Please ask Yeshua into your heart and ask him for forgiveness of your sins. He is ready and waiting for you. Time is short and you may not have a tomorrow. Galal, trust in the one who saves, Yeshua Ha Maschiach ( Jesus the Messiah).
With love, I send this truth-
( 1 and 2 from Hebrew for Christians)