All and Always
Updated: Feb 9
When it comes to following Yeshua in Torah obedience, he wants us to give it our all, not 20%, 50%, but 100% of our effort. Likewise, Elohim wants us to keep all of the Torah that applies to us, not just keeping the commands we like or what Christianity or Judaism say we are to keep. In relation to giving Elohim our all and obeying all of the Torah, here are a few verses that instruct us to do so.
All of the Torah
“Walk in all the ways which יהוה your Elohim has commanded you, so that you live and it be well with you. And you shall prolong your days in the land which you possess.” (Deuteronomy 5:33)
“Hear, O Yisra’ĕl (Israel): יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one! “And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
“And now, Yisra’ĕl, what is יהוה your Elohim asking of you, but to fear יהוה your Elohim, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, and to serve יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being,” (Deuteronomy 10:12)
“And it shall be, if you diligently obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard to do all His commands which I command you today, that יהוה your Elohim shall set you high above all nations of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 28:1)
“Only, diligently guard to do the command and the Torah which Mosheh the servant of יהוה commanded you, to love יהוה your Elohim, and to walk in all His ways, and to guard His commands, and to cling to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your being.” (Joshua 22:5)
“Only fear יהוה, and you shall serve Him in truth with all your heart, for consider what marvels He has done for you.” (1 Samuel 12:24)
“Blessed are the perfect in the way, Who walk in the Torah of יהוה! Blessed are those who observe His witnesses, Who seek Him with all the heart!” (Psalms 119:1-2)
“Then you shall call on Me, and shall come and pray to Me, and I shall listen to you. And you shall seek Me, and shall find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:12-13)
“But the wrong, if he turns from all his sins which he has done, and he shall guard all My laws, and shall do right-ruling and righteousness, he shall certainly live, he shall not die.” (Ezekiel 18:21)
“And יהושע answered him, “The first of all the commands is, ‘Hear, O Yisra’ĕl, יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one. ‘And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first command.” (Mark 12:29-30)
There are more verses I could have pulled but even from this list, it is evident that we are to keep all the Torah (meaning what we can keep) with all our might. Next, we turn our attention to the Bible’s frequent use of always or forever when describing His Torah.
The Torah is Forever
“Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever!” (Deuteronomy 5:29)
“And יהוה commanded us to do all these laws, to fear יהוה our Elohim, for our good always, to keep us alive, as it is today.” (Deuteronomy 6:24)
“He is יהוה our Elohim, His right-rulings are in all the earth. Remember His covenant forever, The Word He commanded for a thousand generations, Which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Yitsḥaq (Isaac), And He established it to Ya‛aqoḇ (Jacob) for a law, To Yisra’ĕl (Israel) as an everlasting covenant,” (1 Chronicles 16:14-17)
“You are near, O יהוה, And all Your commands are truth. Of old I have known Your witnesses, That You have founded them forever.” (Psalms 119:151-152)
In this last verse I will show details how, even when the new heavens and new earth are formed, we will still be honoring the new moons and the Sabbath. Further illustrating that the Torah, the instructions of the Most High Elohim, is not simply going to vanish but are going to be enjoyed for an entity.
“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make stand before Me,” declares יהוה, “so your seed and your name shall stand. “And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” declares יהוה.” (Isaiah 66:22-23)
I hope the aforementioned scriptures help to show you that Elohim wants us to obey Him fully and He wants us to do so always. If keeping the commandments is a new concept for you, check out my “Torah Related” tab, where you will find numerous posts that may help you on your journey. Continue to test all things, search out matters, and may the Ruach Hakodesh lead you into all truth.
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