Hi friends! I want to do something special today: lead you into worship…in Hebrew! True, the Jewish Sabbath is Saturday, but due to differences in calendars and Christian belief about Resurrection Day occurring on Sunday, we differ in days of worship. However, I believe every day is a day of worship unto the Lord! So, we’ll worship today!
“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
That passage is known as “Shema Yisrael,” and is one of the most often-cited of all Jewish scriptures. Many Jews recite it in the morning and often at bedtime, as a declaration of faith and allegiance to God. It is often the first prayer a Jewish child is taught, and it is the passage tucked away in the mezuzah on the doorpost of a Jewish home. (Read more about the shema here.)
Thus, it is a popular song of worship at King of Kings Community, a Messianic Jewish congregation in Jerusalem. There is something special about worshipping in Hebrew, and I savor opportunities to worship in that congregation. I hope the video below draws you into worship on this Lord’s Day. They are signing “Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one!”
Enter in and declare your faith and allegiance to the Lord today!