Did You Ever Wonder???
...How the non-Jewish members of the Body of Christ are to "provoke Israel to jealousy?"
"Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious." (Romans 11:11)
...What Jesus meant when He said He had not come to abolish the Torah, but to fulfill it?
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. (Matthew 5:17-18)
...What was so important about "living water?"
On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." (John 7:37-38)
...Why Jesus inserted the comment about "clear eyes’ in His teaching about our attitude toward money?
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are cloudy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both G-d and Money. (Matthew 6:19-24)
...Why Peter offered to build a "tabernacle" for Jesus, Elijah, and Moses on the Mount of transfiguration?
Peter said to Jesus, "L-rd, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three tabernacles- one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." (Matthew 17:4)
...How to hasten the L-rd’s return?