What’s In August?
No matter how much you want to, you will not accomplish everything in your lifetime. Even the most satisfied of the human race left something behind– something unfinished for the next generation. Don’t become so preoccupied with completing everything that you miss the instructions. God told David that Solomon would finish the work. He would build the temple. It was something David wanted desperately, but it wasn’t for him to do. Instead, he had to prepare an answer, a reckoning for all he did. He had to give answers to his son’s inquisitive questions.
If David’s answers for why he lived his life the way he did, did not carry weight, Solomon would not have been compelled to honor him and to complete the tasks David left undone.
The temple must be built again. We are convicted by its loss, and what it meant to our people to lose our place of worship, our place of life. We must do what we can in our generation to leave answers for our children. Our children must desire to fulfill their role, adding their precious contribution to the temple’s rebuilding. Sometimes it will only be an idea, a thought that provokes another generation and that thought will one day become a movement; Not only constructing the plans for the temple that will stand again in the middle east, but the temple that walked in the garden in the cool of the day in the beginning of time; the temple of our own bodies and is collectively called the church.
General calendar themes: Fast of 9th of Av (both temples destroyed) Preparing for the next generation
Calendar for the Month:
August 10th- Fast of Ninth of Av until 8:00PM
August 12th- International Youth Day
August 31st- First day of Rosh Chodesh Elul
Meditational Words for the Month:
Give: To present voluntarily and without expectation compensation
Leave: To depart from permanently; quit
Readings for the Month:
Volume Reading: The Gospels- Mathew, Mark, Luke, & John
Commandment of the Month: 2nd Commandment
“Thou shalt not make unto thyself any gaven image…”
Fruit of the Month: Gentleness
Commentaries for the Month: See Weekly Commentaries