PARASHA POETRY BECHUKOSAI : HIS TRUTH TO ADMONISH ALL LIES
By Evelyn Haies ©MAY 30 2016 facebook/rachelschildren.com
“If you will follow MY decrees and observe all MY commandments and perform them, I will provide you rains in their time, and the land will give its produce and the tree of the field will give its fruit.”
“I will bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their foes; the sound of a rustling leaf will pursue them; they will flee as one flees the sword and they will fall without a pursuer.”
HASHEM was a GOD unto Avraham Avinu who walked away from evil
A place where abuse, idolatry, immorality, bloodshed caused upheaval.
They were a people who cast aside all that was right and continued to do wrong
Noach built an ark forecasting flood and doom because perversion, coercion, mutilation, murder did not belong
It was when the Romans changed the name of Israel to Palestine after the invaders from the north
To confuse the Jews about HIS land and steal their inheritance so Jews would not go forth.
It was when they did not follow HIS commandments, instead of blessings they suffered curses
It was because they did not obey, observe, perform, relate to HIS holy verses
Instead of dwelling securely in HIS land of bounty and beauty
Not studying Torah, performing commandments, doing their duty,
Hating sages, preventing their observances, denying GOD, national apathy
Because of such sins HASHEM had no sympathy.
They were plagued by lesions, illness, frustration, no fruits of their labor
They were struck down before the enemy, subjugated, in disfavor,
Without teshuva, they suffered the destruction of the holy Temple, barrenness;
The land of milk and honey filled with wild beasts, poisonous snakes, nothingness.
Ceasing to be the servants of GOD they bowed to foreign idols and knew great despair
From being proud children of HASHEM they cowered in the cities of others in fear.
Ignoring HIS glory, they were apathetic,
Their suffering was because they became heretics
Compromise did not ease the magnitude of HIS punishments
It was with sanctification that they would redeem HASHEM’s embellishments
Yirmiyahu, prophet of the destruction, is the prophet of HASHEM’S message
Hope and faith bring consolation and with HIS living waters give HIS children passage.
Amassing wealth and fame without truth, justice and kindness Is bereft: a mindlessness, an emptiness,
Return to HIS secure and settled peaceful borders requires self affirmation, righteousness; merits blessedness.