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Omer Week 7 - Malchut

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by Adam Millson

Week 7 of the Omer (June 1st-June 7th): Malchut

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.  Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.” -- Heb 12:14-17

Malchut means kingdom and consequently implies dignity and leadership. While we are all servants of the king of kings, were are also all as valued as if we were kings and queens ourselves.

One of the essential parts of being a disciple of Yeshua and a follower of G-d is the mission to be a light to the world, a nation of priests. From the beginning, Israel’s mission was to demonstrate the goodness and justice that comes from following G-d. That mission has not changed; we are to lead the world in right behavior so that we may lead them to a righteous relationship with G-d. Part of this mission is to encourage each other to live rightly. While we have chosen leaders that put effort into leading our communities, it is also the responsibility of us all to take a leadership role in our circles and to exhort each other to improve ourselves. Remember that malchut is the last sefirah for a reason. If you attempt to lead without love, discipline, compassion, and humility, you will be rude and overbearing and will embarrass your fellow. If you attempt to exhort someone without first bonding with them, you will not be sensitive to their situation and their dignity but will be intrusive and degrading. Encourage each other with love and grace, not judgment.

Think of someone you can encourage to do better with love and care. This is not the time to rehash old arguments or to pick at some annoying habit of your spouse has. It is also not the time to condemn or harass people. Try to be supportive of someone’s struggle and speak to their capability to succeed. For example, you might tell a parent what a good job they are doing raising their children and encourage them to continue to be patient. Once you have written this down or talked to your partner about it, make sure to actually talk to the person.

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