Let us exercise Abraham Avinu’s example of faith in our lives
Lekh L’kha, literally means ‘go for or to yourself’. In this parashah (Torah reading), we address the name of the reading ‘go for yourself’ in the context of achieving faith by pondering and researching.
Blind faith is discouraged by the TaNaKh (Hebrew bible), but YHWH always ask us to try Him through the fulfilling the commandments (miswoth). However, we are not to rely solely on what we have been taught. At times, we are even encouraged to challenge YHWH to prove that He will be righteous and keep His word. Avraham (avinu) did this when YHWH said he was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, testing the providence of YHWH to the righteous.
It is in the is parashah Lekh L’kha that we learn the foundations of applying faith (emunah in Hebrew). It is type of faith that allows us to trust and have a closer relationship with our Creator.
We must remember, that Avraham avinu (our forefather), passed ten trials of faith and is the only prophet, whose deeds can be fully duplicated by any one of us. Let us begin to exercise his miracle and example of the application of faith in our lives. The Creator asks us always to do or go according to His words of Torah, for the benefit of ourselves. So I’ll end this thought by saying “lekh l’kha”!