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Parashat Vayyaquel

Updated on March 10, 2018

Putting the Word Into Action

Mosheh starts this parashat by reiterating the importance of the Sabbath commandment; “Work is done for six days, but on the seventh day it shall be set-apart to you, a Sabbath rest to יהוה. Anyone doing work on it is put to death.” (35:2) This is an echo, one of many throughout the Torah, the Prophets, the rest of the Tanak (Old Testament), and throughout that ha-Berit ha-Chadashah (New Testament); specifically one of the Ten Words (Commandments)- Shemot (Exodus) 20:8-11…”Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart. Six days you labor, and shall do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work - you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.”

And, then, the plans for the Dwelling Place and all its accessories and utensils are put into action- the people brought to Mosheh and the other craftsmen and artisans the appropriate and proper called-for materials (i.e.-golden goods, specifically colored materials, goats’ skins, rams’ skins, et cetera), until there became an overflowing abundance of materials and Mosheh commanded that people to not do “any more work for the contribution of the set-apart place” (36:6).

The work began- the curtains for the Dwelling Place, along with the ark of the Witness with its keruvim, the Table of Showbread, the lampstand, the slaughter-place of incense, the slaughter-place of ascending offering, the basin of bronze, and the rest of the courtyard.

What does this mean for the Believer and Follower of יהושﬠ (Yeshua) ha-Meshiach?

The Word was put into action. Plain and simple.

In the beginning, the Word was given and the world was created (Bereshit (Genesis) 1:1). Later, Noach was given plans to build an ark, a boat of safety, for him and his family and specific numbers of clean and unclean animals (Bereshit (Genesis) 6). Still, later, Avram was given a word from יהוה, “Go yourself out of your land, from your relatives and from your father’s house, to a land which I show you.” (Bereshit (Genesis) 12:1), and Avram went … he put the Word into action. Mosheh was given the plans for the [portable] Tabernacle to include the Dwelling Place for יהוה, and Mosheh gave the plans to the people, and all the people put the Word into action. About 2,600+ years later, יהוה gave a Word concerning the Redeemer of His people, יהושﬠ, to be in the midst of the people and to do the work of salvation. Yochanan (John) 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us, and we saw His esteem, esteem as of an only brought-forth of a father, complete in favor and truth.”

The Word was put into action. Plain and simple.

And, we, too, Believers and Followers of יהושﬠ, must put this same Word into action in our own lives. Hearing the Word and doing the Word go hand in hand through glorifying, honoring, loving, obeying, and trusting יהוה by the works of יהושﬠ and with the guiding hand of Ruach HaKodesh (יהוה’s Holy Spirit).

Ya’aqov (James) 1:22--”And become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

Supporting Scripture

Mattityahu (Matthew) 7:24-27--”’Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.’”

Luqas (Luke) 6:46-49--”’But, why do you call Me “Master, Master”, and do not do what I say? Everyone who is coming to me, and is hearing My words and is doing them, I shall show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock. And when a flood came, the stream bust against that house, but was unable to shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But the one hearing and not doing, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream bust, and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.’”

Luqas (Luke) 8:21--”And He answering, said to them, ‘My mother and My brothers are those who are hearing the Word of Elohim and doing it.’”

Romiyim (Romans) 2:13--”For not the hearers of the Torah are righteous in the sight of Elohim, but the doers of the Torah shall be declared right.”

Hazon (Revelation) 22:14--”Blessed are those doing His commands, so that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of life, and to enter through the gates into the city.”

Haftarah Vayyaqehel

Melakim Aleph (1 Kings) 7:40-50

A note of interest from the haftarah reading ...

The term Hakel (Hebrew הקהל) refers to a Biblical commandment of assembling all Jewish men, women, and children, as well as "strangers" to assemble and hear the reading of the Torah by the king of Israel once every seven years.

Originally this ceremony took place at the site of the Temple in Jerusalem during Sukkot in the year following a Seventh Year. According to the Mishna, the "commandment to assemble" (Hebrew: מצות הקהל mitzvat hakel) was performed throughout the years of the Second Temple era and, by inference, during the First Temple era as well. The Biblical mitzvah of Hakel is only in effect when all the Jewish people reside in Israel. In the 20th century, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, repeatedly encouraged all Jews to utilize the Hakel year to assemble men, women, and children and encourage each other to increase in Torah observance and study, and foster an environment of fear of Elohim.


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