So do you ever look truth in the eye, and turn away because it is uncomfortable? Have you ever seen people all around turn to a lie in the presence of loads of evidence? This happens every day. This was foretold.
But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding a form of godliness, but having denied its power. Turn away from these, also. For some of these are people who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.II Timothy 3:1-7
Check back with this website in one thousand years and… Truth will still be Truth.
We have already seen scriptures within Psalm 119 which state Torah is truth, but this time, we look at the truth that lasts forever. This is the truth that never changes. This is etched in stone, as they say. (Think about where that catch phrase likely started.)
If Torah was done away with, was truth done away with?
Torah is eternal truth.
According to the Word of Jesus/Yeshua, Torah did not die. It is still true. Covenants can be broken and they need to be renewed or re-entered. Torah can be broken. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. But there is hope.
God does not lie. He holds fast to His word, to His Promise.
Think not that I am come to destroy the Torah, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.Matthew 5:17 – Cepher
God doesn’t give up on you.
He is faithful to His covenant and He is faithful to you. The Savior gave himself to bring us back into righteousness through His blood.
Reading through Psalm 119 connects to the words of the Messiah in that it praises Torah over and over. There must be a reason for that, right? There must be a reason why Yeshua said that we should not even think that He did away with one tiny bit of Torah.
Torah did not die.
- Our relationship did not die.
- Our dependence did not die.
- Our obedience did not die.
- Our inheritance did not die.
- Our blessing did not die.
- Our promise did not die.
- Our Savior DID.
Torah – Broken By Me. Messiah – Broken For Me.
The concept is simple, but the walk is detailed enough to take a lifetime of pursuit.
Do not turn from Torah!
It is profitable. It is given to us for our well-being. Let Torah serve as our teacher – as an unsaved one, to lead us to the need of a Savior. As a redeemed believer, it can continue to teach us about the will of God.
Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,II Timothy 3:16
Keep in mind, when Paul wrote this to Timothy, the only scripture was the Tanakh, commonly known as the Old Testament. If it was truth before Messiah died, and true after He died (when II Timothy was written), it makes sense that it is true today.
Have you been told that we should turn away from Torah? After you have been saved from sin, have you been taught to repent from God’s law? Do you think that’s a turn in the wrong “way?”
Jesus/Yeshua is the way, the truth, and the life.
Father in Heaven, we worship you and lift up our praise to you. Hear our prayer as a sweet scent before your throne. Blessed be your Name. Help us to understand your Torah. Help us to understand your sacrifice. Help us to understand your Holy Breath (spirit) inside our lungs and to hear your guidance. Let me not add, let me not take away from your forever Word. Thank you for the living Word in our lives. Let us glorify You as we seek to do your good deeds before you and the nations who are watching us so closely. AMEN.