Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
It is said that wisdom, when used in the right way, is a remedy for every ill; but if one veers off course with it, it becomes a disease that spreads through the entire body, for which there is no antidote or cure. Hence, the Torah, is compared to fire, as it says, “Is not My word like fire?” (Yirmiyahu 23:29); for, like fire, it enlightens the eyes with its light, as it says: G-d’s commandment is pure, enlightening, the eyes” (Tehillim 19:9); Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path” (Tehillim 119:105). But it burns with its flame whoever turns off its path, as it says: “For with fire G-d executes judgment” (Yeshiyahu 66:16); “He will rain down burning coals on the wicked” (Tehillim 11:6); “If I say, ‘I will not mention it or speak any more in His Name,’ then [His Word] lodges in my heart like a blazing fire, shut up in my bones” (Yirmiyahu 20:9).
Dedicated to Brenda Peak