Welcome to Torah PORTIONS!
An online hub for learning and studying the weekly Bible portions from the Torah
Torah PORTIONS seeks to encourage Christians to become familiar with the five books of Moses. On these pages you can follow, read and hear the weekly portions from the Torah. We have created the structure of PORTIONS as a hub for teachers and students to link up, share with one another, and to focus on the weekly Torah portion.
The Golden Handcuffs
Success, prosperity, and a comfortable life can become a spiritual prison of materialism from which it is difficult to escape. Are you wearing the golden handcuffs?
When Jacob first went down to Egypt, he went only to sojourn there until the famine had passed. It was supposed to be temporary. But the temporary stay turned into what looked like permanent residence. They settled, and they prospered. They might have remained in Egypt, happy and well fed. Life in Egypt was good. Perhaps it was too good.
Happy, well-fed, and prosperous, the children of Israel could have easily forgotten about their great spiritual heritage. Content with the comforts and luxuries of Egypt, they might have abandoned the...
The above is an excerpt adapted from Torah Club resources, an extensive program with commentary on the whole Bible, published in six editions.