This week the double-parsha of Matot-Masei (from Numbers 30:2 on) completes the Book of Numbers.

But it is the very first chapter of the set that Mark has long suggested is among the most vital in all of Scripture when it comes to understanding Yah-ordained authority in marriage and the family, and, especially today, why it is that this nation and world are utterly collapsing as men and institutions built on trust are no longer even worthy of contempt.

Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for a two-part study of the Torah portion that teaches what most ‘sun-god day’ churches have long ignored, and far to many politicians, “doctors,” and “journalists” despise.

First, the Erev Shabbat reading and outline of the entire parsha. But, especially, the value of understanding the ‘power of the tongue’:

The Sabbath teaching is again ‘no holds barred.’ Because life and death are in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)

And – for so many reasons, and on SO many levels – it’s why a society without trust doesn’t have a prayer.

” Matot – Masei: A Man’s Word IS – well, once WAS – his Bond”

The combined two-part podcast is here: