This week the Book of Numbers concludes with a double-portion, Matot and Masei (Numbers 30:2 through the end of the Book.)
The first parsha begins with a clear, unequivocal description of the statutes concerning vows. They are, in fact, different for men than for women. And the fact that THAT is among the several things that are now so “NOT PC” demonstrate beyond any doubt why any land where a man’s word is not only no longer his “bond” is lawless.
The rest of the portions help show why that is so.
The Erev Shabbat introduction:
The phrase, “a man’s word is his bond,” can be traced directly to this part of Scripture. The trouble is, too many AmeriKans under the age of 50 have never heard it, and it is no longer respected in publik skools, newsrooms, statehouses, governor’s mansions, or just about any place where post-Constitutional tyrants put their hand on a Bible and lie.
Mark Call in this teaching makes clear why honoring of our word is fundamental to a free society, and why understanding the vital importance of thesse commandments are a “necessary but NOT sufficient condition,” not only for marriage, but for Mankind.
What we are seeing play out in real time, as this nation devolves into abject fear and irrational self-destruction, at the hands of oath-breakers at all levels, is what he describes as “the Great Filter.” It really is a “narrow path,” and it’s increasingly obvious why “FEW there be that find it!”
“Matot-Masei: Vows, Broken Oaths, Lies, and The Great Filter”
The combined two-part teaching is here: