In Part 1 of this teaching, Repairing the Breaches, we learned about dealing with offenses between people. Offenses are situations based upon personality differences and the size of our personal measuring sticks that often do not involve any actual crime (sin) against the Torah. Yet, hard feelings are created.
In Part 2, however, we learn there is a group of crimes against the Torah that we are not authorized to deal with and that there is no way for us to fix. What are we to do with these situations?
Click here for a list of Torah crimes and penalties that prevent us from doing reconciliation and restoration with a brother or sister.
Sarah is our example of the ezer konegdo, the helper. She exemplifies for us the kind of life we need to lead and the kind of fit vessel we need to be in order to carry the LORD’s will for His Kingdom and in our personal lives. Eliezer is a servant bringing another servant home – i.e. gathering the exiles.
The life of Sarah was imbued with the character of Abraham just like ours should be. We fail to realize how our personal character plays into prophecy.
There was a purpose in the death of Sarah. Listen to find out what it was.