Knowing the Teaching
How Keeping Yahweh's Commandments
Increases Our Relationship With Him
"Yah'shua (Jesus) answered them and said, 'My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from Elohim (God) or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. Did not Moses give you the Torah (law), yet none of you keeps the Torah (law)? Why do you seek to kill Me?'" (John 7:17-19 NKJV).
So what exactly is the purpose of Torah? In this verse, Yah'shua (Jesus) makes crystal-clear why Yahweh gave us the Torah -- it is so we can learn to hear His voice. The Pharisees at the time did not keep the Torah, but rather their own man-made additions. This is why they could not know the source of Yah'shua's (Jesus') doctrine.
These are why the Scriptures are given to us. They are a written record of Yahweh's will concerning us. When we abide in what they say, we truly show our faith at work (James 2:22). For those seeking to know the voice of Yahweh, start by obeying the commandments in His written word:
"For not the hearers of the Torah (law) are just in the sight of Elohim (God), but the doers of the Torah (law) will be justified" (Romans 2:13 NKJV).
Remember, to enter into life means to keep the commandments (Matthew 19:17). It is through the commandments that we know the authority and giver of life, Yah'shua the Messiah, by His own words, not my own. So make a commitment to start doing as He says today and you will grow in His grace. Amein.
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