Every person on this planet wants to be heard, want and need attention, want to be loved unless you have decided to live alone in a cave.
In our world, we can call it the like-meter. According to the number of likes, you feel good or not. However, there’s something that people sometimes forget.
Not always people can listen to you.
Seldom they would be able really to listen since they are also wanting to be seen and let’s remember that they try to survive in this crazy world.
I think that when you read Exodus 6:9 the situation that the people of Israel had been the same as written:
״וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר מֹשֶׁ֛ה כֵּ֖ן אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְלֹ֤א שָֽׁמְעוּ֙ אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה מִקֹּ֣צֶר ר֔וּחַ וּמֵעֲבֹדָ֖ה קָשָֽׁה׃ ״
“And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage“
The Israelites couldn’t listen to Moses, even though there’s a new God with a new name that now revealed to all- The Lord. They were busy and worked hard and were impatient.
I don’t think that they worshiped other gods and for that reason, they couldn’t listen.
This is why the Torah is so important and relevant- it teaches you always new ideas and thoughts. This is the true like in the like-Meter!
Have a beautiful week,
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