How to Be Mindful (Old Testament)

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24-09-2016, 18:55
The quality of mercy is not strained; It drops as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed - It blesseth him that giveth, and him that taketh. (William Shakespeare) 'The "Old Testament" in the Bible teaches much about being mindful of the ten commandments, other laws, God's love, care and His will. Here's how to be mindful in the Old Testament (same books as the Hebrew "Tanach")...


  1. Know God through His Word, and bless His name for He is faithful! (That is not fateful. We are not under fates or luck per se'.)
  2. Be mindful of God's instructions to us that Jesus read and quoted to the people from the scrolls: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight (joyous mindfulness) is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate (is mindful) day and night."
  3. Be mindful to be reasonable and just: Remember that God is not only right but is truly gracious in administering justice -- as He provides His grace to those who honor Him and serve Him, including to those helping mankind (within God's way and in His will).
  4. Unite with your source so be as one with the Truth, the Life and the Way...
  5. Acknowledge God's blessing: "The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us;" so give up hardness. Of this be mindful:"This I recall to my mind; therefore I have hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."(Lamentations 3:21-23)"The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him." (Lamentations 3:24-25)
  6. Be amiable to go wherever your following Him sends you: while thinking so that you can bend in the wind of God's will, but when thinking is set and one is not learning then the will and activities are stiff and can not yield to the good of others and to God's will.
    • Remember those who refused to obey commands or to follow in the good path"... neither were mindful of Your wonders that You [Oh Lord] didst among them; but hardened their necks,... in their rebellion"
    • "Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength,..." (Isaiah 17:10)
  7. Honor God being mindful to observe the Judaeo-Christian Sabbath Day as holy unto God: and think about "God's number" seven -- but not like a superstition -- so rest in the "Holy Sabbath" and sometimes use seven as a reminder the "Sabbath number":
  8. Realize (be mindful) that in Judaeo-Christian life there is the Sabbath of days (and of years) multiples of seven.
  9. Recognize (be mindful) that Pentecost means fifty days and is based on the new day after 7 X 7 = 49 days and so adding one you come to the newness of the 50th day.
  10. Remember (be mindful of) the Sabbath in various ways: You can even try paying bills in multiples of 7 in the money by sending $21.77 on a credit account for example when a minimum like $20 is due.
    • Sometimes get seven pieces of fruit: But, it is not magic!
    • Purchase 7 kinds or containers of food.
    • When buying a fuel like gasoline you might get a quantity similar to 7.77, 14.77 or 28.77 gallons (or liters).
  11. Appreciate (be mindful of) the Judaic Calendar which is in 28 day months. 4 multiples of the Sabbath is 28 -- be mindful that this is not worship of the orbs or stars and it is not for reading of your fate nor is it astrology...
    • The Judaic (lunar) month is not at all based on 365 days or the solar year, but consists of four, seven day weeks so that is where the 28 days are found, as our Moon takes ~ 28 days to orbit the Earth.
      • We know there are 13 lunar months in this rotating, recursive system which is not synchronized to the sun... and so 13 X 28 = ~ 364 (Well, so that lunar system is off from the solar year by about 1 1/4 days, while the solar Calendar is off by 1/4 day: so that we have the leap year every four years).
  12. Be mindful of Jerusalem:"I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that are mindful of the LORD, keep not silence; Give the LORD no rest" pray without ceasing "until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth."


  • Remember that God is not only right but is truly gracious in administering justice with grace for those who live by faith.
  • "He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber."
    • "He who watches over [the people of God] Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."


  • When thinking is hardened and set then one may be not learning -- then the will and activities are stiff and can not yield for the good of others and to God's will.
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