Yahweh's Perfect Torah Part 2
Torah keeping in the New Covenant
Matt 5:17-19 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
- Least or great.
- Yahshua says that those who keep and teach Yahweh’s Torah will have great treasures in Yahweh’s Kingdom:
Rom. 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not: yea, we establish the law.
- Paul never said that Yahweh’s Torah wasn’t important.
- Paul says we are to establish it within our lives.
Rom 7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
Rom 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
Rom 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
Paul Advocates Torah
1 Tim. 5:18 For the scripture saith Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
- Paul is teaching Torah to Timothy.
- His using such an example indicates that Paul taught and promoted the Torah
Deut. 25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
Lev. 19:13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
Acts. 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the Elohim of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
- Paul not only says that he believes, but also unmistakably advocates the Torah and the Prophets.
- The Torah here includes all five books of Moses.
- The Prophets indicates the entire collection of the prophets and all that they taught about Yahweh’s will through His Torah.
- Paul never uprooted the Torah, but had great respect and love for it.
- He knew that the only way to know right from wrong was by Yahweh’s holy standards inspired in the first five books of His Word.
- What would we use for knowing right from wrong if Yahweh’s Torah was annulled?
Romans 3:20 "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin."
- Without these standards we would live in a world with utter chaos.
- The Torah was not given to mankind to save us, but to show us right from wrong.