Hillel the Elder
That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.
Do not say, ‘When I have leisure, I will study,’ because you may never have leisure.
The shy man will not learn; the impatient man should not teach.
If not you, who? If not now, when?
All my days have I grown up among the Sages and I have found naught better for a man than silence.
Measures are an innovation that changed a world of innocent and noble simplicity into one forever filled with dishonesty.
A fence to wisdom is silence.
Obeying from love is better than to obey from fear.
Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know,’ and thou shalt progress.
In finances, be strict with yourself, generous with others.
Baal Shem Tov
If the Bible didn’t show us the weaknesses, the vulnerabilities , the sins of our heroes, we might have deep questions about their true virtue.
There is no room for God in the man who is filled with himself.
The true meaning of love one’s neighbor is not that it is a command from God which we are to fulfill, but that through it and in it we meet God.
I think no human being can give more than this. Making life possible for the other, if only for a moment.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
When faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is ignored because of the splendors of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion, its message becomes meaningless.
Awe enables us to see in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski
Man’s pursuit of physical desires and earthly possessions is an indication of his lack of conviction that the purpose of his existence is the attainment of spirituality.
Rabbi Dr. Justin Elwell
What to expect while you’re expecting – a triad of opposition, but a glorious overcoming!
When we are full of ourselves we leave no room for others, but when we are full of God, we have room for everyone.
Speaking the truth in love is not necessarily done harshly, but wisely in keeping with Christ by the Holy Spirit
When the Lord directs you to something out of your reach, remember that everything is within His reach
Discipleship is becoming more like Yeshua/Jesus, not like a doctrine.
Our greatest failure becomes God’s masterpiece in Messiah – the new creation.
Right now hope is working in places where faith has yet to bring you
Sometimes the mountain moved by faith is you
Hope is only lost when we refuse to recognize it
One good deed might not change the world; but one good deed can change someone’s world. Be the living gospel.
Grace in Christ is defined in 1050 ways in the New Testament, when wrongly applied, that can make a legalist out of anyone.
Christianity wasn’t left in the hands of professionals, but disciples; now go and learn.
The Body of Messiah is called to be teachers in the world. To be teachers we must also be listeners. To be listeners we must be students. To be students we must first be humbled. And to be humbled is to trust in the Lord, who greater than yourself. Humbled we enter, and humbled we are sent.
If you’re looking for answers in the stars, the only star you need rose out of Jacob.
When people begin to cast their stones at you, return to them the Stone the builders rejected
One does not hope for what is seen; neither should one hope in what is seen. Rather, hope in the Lord who made the seen from the unseen.
Faith without works is dead, as are works without faith.
We should avoid sloganizing verses from the Word of God; doing so disconnects us from their contextual meaning and leads to wrong conclusions.