Monthly Archives: September 2012

Blessing of Sabbath versus Selfish Self-Sacrifice – Isaiah 58:13

Blessing of Sabbath versus Selfish Self-Sacrifice – Isaiah 58:13 Living a sacrificial life can sometimes be an extreme expression of self-centeredness. People don’t like to see themselves as “takers” – they enjoy thinking of themselves as altruistic “givers”. In pursuit … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5773 – Isaiah 58

Yom Kippur 5773 – Isaiah 58 Man has an amazing capacity for self-deception. People could sometimes define their efforts as reaching out to God when in fact they have done no such thing. They see their activities as the holiest … Continue reading

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Tower of Truth

Tower of Truth Man’s need for self-validation is very deep. Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. The deeper the need – the more powerful the desire to invent and to fabricate. Not that there is a true … Continue reading

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Men of my Counsel

Men of my Counsel A person needs acknowledgment in order to survive. A person needs to feel that he or she is significant and that their life makes a difference. Without this feeling of self-respect and self-worth it is difficult … Continue reading

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