[This was written by Tabernacle of David teacher Ryan White, and was originally posted at Rooted In Torah.]
Torah Portion Vayera
Genesis 18:1 – 22:24
This year we will be going through the Torah portion cycle looking for themes which occur in each Torah portion that recurs throughout the rest of Scripture with a special focus on connecting them to the Apostolic Writings (New Testament).
In Vayera, we see a contrast between the hospitality, righteousness, and justice of Abraham and Lot and the lack thereof of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. This theme of lack of hospitality, righteousness, and justice is found throughout Scripture as a major failure of the nation of Israel. Yeshua comes to create a righteous remnant who will fulfill the Father’s requirement of righteousness and justice!