Becoming one looks at life from two different vantage points… Becoming one with each other and more importantly becoming one with the L-RD G-D of Israel.

If” appears in Torah 884 times. The first time in Geneses 4:7 “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” The last time it appears is in Malachi 3:10 “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, If I will not open for you

the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it”.

In between these two there are 882 more times “if” is used… “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God… “If you do this thing, and God so commands you… you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul… “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Most of the promises of G-D begin with “if”…. If you do what I tell you, if you do your part, I will do what I have said, I will do My part. In the same manner the curses of G-D begin the same way “If”… if you don’t do what I tell you I will do…

You have heard it said… “ G-D helps those who help themselves; you may also have heard, “G-D helps those who can’t help themselves”. There is a third one… G-D says ‘help Me help you”. In other words, “if” you do your part, I will do My part. We can’t expect to live our lives separate from Him and then expect Him to bless us, it doesn’t work that way.

“If”, such a small word with such big implication! What IF we took G-D up on His word?… Just a thought.