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Genesis 12–17: Abram’s ‘slaves’ aren’t like American slavery

“Therefore he (Pharaoh) treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.” (Genesis 12:16 NASB)

God is not an American. As we study the Torah reading לֶךְ-לְךָ‎ Lech Lecha (“get going!” Genesis 12–17), we should remember that the Bible He divinely inspired should not be interpreted through the lens of American history.

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Leviticus 19:19-34: Lessons from rules on bondservants, mixing of cloths and seeds

Richard AgeeLev. 19:19-34 may seem like a disjointed collection of rules about managing servants, textiles and crops. But when we see that these are used as symbols elsewhere for characteristics of people, we can learn God’s lessons that transcend culture and time.

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Bond-slaves of the Messiah

What does it mean to be a bond-slave of Yeshua? Both the TaNaK (Torah, Prophets and Writings) and the Apostolic Scriptures tell us repeatedly that we are called to be bond-slaves to God and to His Messiah, Yeshua. In this discussion, we learn a little bit about how to do this and why we should make it our life’s goal to be a bond-slave to Yeshua. The process of being Yeshua’s bond-slave even carries over into our roles during the Millennium reign of Christ and beyond.

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