We just celebrated the feast of Shavuot, which some people call Pentecost. On this day, many years ago, God met with Moses on Mt. Sinai. During this time God entered a covenant of marriage with the people of Israel, and those from other nations who were there with Israel.
(Jeremiah 2:2 TLV) “… I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, and the way you followed Me in the wilderness.”
(Jeremiah 2:2 GNT) how you loved Me when we were first married; you followed Me through the desert.
(Jeremiah 31:31-32) “… I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, … I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord.
The prophet Jeremiah shared how God became a husband to Israel, and Israel became His bride, when they were in the Sinai wilderness (after leaving Egypt).
But God did not enter a covenant of marriage with only Jewish people at Mt. Sinai. In Exodus 12:38 we learn that people from other nations left Egypt with Israel, so they were present at Mt. Sinai and entered a covenant of marriage with God also.
God loves all His creation, so He did not limit His wedding proposal to just those at Mt. Sinai.
(Shabbat 88b) Every single word that went forth from the Omnipotent was split into seventy languages.
In the Talmud we read that when God spoke at Mt. Sinai His words were spoken in 70 languages. God wanted His words to be heard in every language so that all people could become betrothed to Him on this day.
The rabbis said that God spoke in 70 languages because Noah had 70 descendants (Genesis 10), and that the 70 families from Noah became the 70 nations of the earth.
When the rabbis say that God spoke in 70 languages it does not mean that He spoke in 70 specific languages. They mean that His words were spoken in every language so that all people on earth could hear Him in their native tongue. This means that God did not just speak to the people of Israel, but He spoke to everybody, or all mankind in their native tongue.
God invited all people to be betrothed to Him at Mt. Sinai, and everyday He invites people to become His bride as well. If you are already betrothed to Messiah Yeshua, share God’s invitation to become His bride with other people. If you are not yet betrothed to Messiah Yeshua, I want to invite you to become betrothed to Him today.
Ron Goldberg is a Jew who belongs to Jesus. He regularly speaks to all denominations and faiths about his spiritual journey. Ron was raised as a traditional Jew and was sent to deprogramming by his parents and rabbi in hopes of getting him to reject Yeshua (Jesus). He shares how he met the Jewish Jesus and helps other people meet the Jewish Jesus. Have you met the Jewish Jesus?