Tonight, we head in a new direction in this study of the Sermon on the Mount by my friend Don. Blessings and enjoy!
In this post, we will continue our study of the Sermon on the Mount as we examine a critical passage of Yeshua’s teachings in Matthew 5. Certainly after the crowd heard our Lord’s description of the kind of person God blesses, they said to themselves, “But we could never attain that kind of character. How can we have this righteousness? Where does it come from?” They wondered how His teaching related to what they had been taught all their lives. What about Moshe and the Torah?
In the Torah, God certainly revealed His standards for holy living. The P’rushim (Pharisees) defended the Torah and sought to obey it. But Yeshua said that the true righteousness that pleases God must exceed that of the Torah-teachers and the P’rushim – and to the common people, the Torah-teachers and the P’rushim were the holiest men in the community! If they had not attained true righteousness, what hope was there for anybody else?Many people believe that Yeshua was opposed to the Torah and taught that it no longer applies to us today. Why do you think this is? The answer is simple. They have either not carefully studied the whole of scripture themselves or they have not listened to teachers who understand the importance of a Godly observant lifestyle. Over the next several posts, we will take a closer look at what Yeshua himself says about the Torah ~ a series I call the Eternal Torah.……Read the rest of the post here: The Eternal Torah ~ Part 1