It’s Monday night and time for another installment of this wonderful study on the Sermon on the Mount by Don. Blessings and enjoy!
Sitting at the Feet of Yeshua
We continue our quest to explore what I have been calling the Eternal Torah. In this post, will begin to take a closer look at what Yeshua himself says about six important topics contained in the Torah.
As stated in previous posts, God revealed His standards for holy living in the Torah. The P’rushim defended the Torah and sought to obey it. But over time, they had added their own interpretations and a minutia of rules and regulations. Their relationship with Adonai had gone from one of worship and faith to a religion of works.
Yeshua said that He came to complete the Torah. That is, He came to bring us back to God’s original intent of His instructions to Israel. The Torah has always pointed the way to the Messiah. But Yeshua also said that the true righteousness that pleases God must exceed that of the Torah-teachers and the P’rushim. The person who says that he “lives by the Sermon on the Mount” may not realize that the Sermon on the Mount is far more difficult to keep than the original Ten Commandments! We will find that out in more detail momentarily.
How can we complete the Torah? We complete the Torah by yielding to the Ruach HaKodesh and allowing Him to work in our lives. Sha’ul writes in Romans 8:1-3, “Therefore, there is no longer any condemnation awaiting those who are in union with the Messiah Yeshua. Why? Because the Torah of the Spirit, which produces this life in union with Messiah Yeshua, has not set me free from the “Torah” of sin and death. For what the Torah could not do by itself, because it lacked the power to make the old nature cooperate, God did by sending his own Son as a human being with a nature like our own sinful one [but without sin]. God did this in order to deal with sin and in so doing he executed the punishment against sin in human nature…”. The Ruach HaKodesh enables us to experience the “righteousness of the Torah” in daily life.
In our next passage of scripture, we will be looking at six areas of righteous living that Yeshua used as an example of how we are to exceed the righteousness of the P’rushim (see discussion of Matthew 5:20 in Eternal Torah ~ Part 2) as we continue in our study of what I call the Eternal Torah.
Matthew 5:21–48 is considered by many as the Morality Code of Yeshua. It describes for us how righteousness should be worked out in our daily lives. Consequently, this section of the teaching is one of the most important in the whole Brit Hadassah. Before we deal with it in detail, there are some general things that we should note……Read the rest of the post here: The Eternal Torah ~ Part 3