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Parsha Re’eh – Apostolic Readings, Commentary, and Videos

New Testament passages to study with Torah portion Re'eh, along with related commentary and videos. Torah for Christians.


  • Deuteronomy 11:26-12:19
    • Matthew 7:15-23
    • Acts 9:1-20
    • Acts 11:1-18
    • 1 Timothy 6:13-16
  • Deuteronomy 12:20-14:29
    • John 6:48-66
    • Romans 14:1-4
    • 1 Corinthians 10:14-33
    • 1 Timothy 6:3-5,20-21
    • Revelation 2:12-29
  • Deuteronomy 15:1-16:17
    • John 4:34-38
    • John 8:31-38
    • Colossians 3:1-17
    • 1 Timothy 6:6-12,17-19
    • James 2:14-26
    • Revelation 19:6-9

Additional Readings

Videos Related to Parsha Re’eh

  • Proverbs 6:12-19 and Fake News – Proverbs 6:12-19 warns against being a tale-bearer, a spreader of “fake news”.
  • Don’t Go Back to Egypt! – Just like the Christian church, ancient Israel continued to faithfully serve God so long as the first generation of believers lived. As soon as that generation died, they slipped into general apostacy. Joshua 24:31
  • Who Are the Workers of Lawlessness in Matthew 7:23? – Yeshua said that only those who do the will of his Father in heaven would enter the Kingdom of Heaven and that those who disregard the law would be rejected no matter what other great deeds they’ve done. What law did he mean? How can we know what the will of the Father is? The answers aren’t mysterious. We don’t have to guess or wait for some personal revelation. The answers to both questions are plainly spelled out in Scripture.
  • Who Understands Justice for the Poor? – A righteous man truly understands what it means to ensure justice for the poor, the widow, and the orphan, but a wicked man, even though he might toss out a lot of fine sounding words, doesn’t have a clue what justice even means. In order to know who understands justice, we need to know who is righteous and who is wicked.
  • The Proverbs 31 Woman Reaches Out to the Needy – The Proverbs 31 Woman is generous to the poor of her community while still taking care of her family. Her husband trusts her with the family’s resources.
  • 2 Kings 4:8-17 and Elisha’s Unexpected Gift – The Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4 provided room and board to Elisha without expecting anything in return. She didn’t want influence or riches. She was already wealthy and had all the influence she wanted in her own community. All she wanted was to do something good for God’s prophet. Elisha (and God) rewarded her generosity with the last thing she expected!
  • What Needs to Be Removed Prior to Passover and Unleavened Bread? – There are two Hebrew words in Exodus 12:15 that define what you need to remove from your home for Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread: chometz and seor.
  • Shavuot Calendar Controversies – Some people keep Shavuot on one day, some on another. Are some of those people simply rejecting the plain words of God?
  • Shavuot: God’s Independence Day – Shavuot is a bit of an oddball among God’s feast days. It’s not clear from the biblical text exactly what it’s about, but there are some amazing parallels with the Exodus that give us some big clues.
  • Rejoice in God through Jesus – Romans 5:11 – God’s commandments bring a level of fulfillment and peace that can’t be found anywhere else, but it is only through the reconciliation purchased by Yeshua that we can ever achieve that joy. Any other path leads only to disappointment and heartache.
  • Colossians 2, the Sabbath, and God’s Appointed Times – This passage is often interpreted to mean God doesn’t care if his people keep any of his appointed times (Sabbath, Passover, etc.), but is that really a reasonable interpretation? Can God’s commandments be called “philosophy and empty deceit”?
  • The Dangers of Wine and Kings in Proverbs 20:1-2 – These two verses are arranged in a parallelism that illustrates how all alcohol and government are both dangerous servants and fearful masters. In the wrong context, at the wrong time, or too much of either one can do far more harm than good.
  • What Is the Gospel of God in Romans 1:1? – Paul said that he was commissioned to preach the Gospel of God, but what exactly is the “Gospel”? Don’t just assume you know what it means. Verse 2 points us in the right direction: It was promised beforehand through the Prophets of the Old Testament.

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