Passion for the Word of God

Passion for the Word of God

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” – Deuteronomy 6:5 As I continue to share from my recent journey to Israel, I am reminded that the Jews were all about having passion and fire for the Lord. The central location for their worship was the synagogue, and in yesterday’s post, I described this beautiful place where people worshiped during Jesus’ time. Let me ask you to imagine what synagogue worship was like back then. My educated guess is that this house of God was located in the center of town, and people would walk there. Men and women gathered and worshiped together, singing spiritual songs and psalms, as well as praying together.  What we do know is that every synagogue was centered around the reading of the Torah and the Haftarah, which is a series of selections from

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