Does Jesus bring a new Torah with the New Covenant?
04-26-2011, 06:11 AM (This post was last modified: 04-26-2011 06:33 AM by Mary.)
RE: Does Jesus bring a new Torah with the New Covenant?
So what do I get from this story?
Several things, if list them all they would have to give me a copyright on this site.
I could go on for days as to why the bible says the man tempt, or tested Jesus, as some bibles read, in verse 25 alone.
My quick answer to you is this. The man answered to love the lord your God and Love your neighbor the same (Luke 10:27).
This is at the heart of most if not all the commandments given in the torah. Each person has a wife husband, or someone that we love in our lives, I hope. These people tell us what is acceptable to them, or how to treat them. For example, you and my wife are completely different, so how I love or care for her more than likely will not feel or be the same way if I were married to you. So if we love the Father he has provided away for us to know how to love him through his word and his Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit).
Torah is Yahweh’s guide telling you how to love him, not how to boast and say look at me, but-to-love him. Rose, indirectly made this point; however, wrongly applied it to my words. This principle is one of old (Lev 19:18). I can say that it is the royal law or the principle law that all things are to be done through. This is why Yahushua tells us that the rest of the laws hang from them. It would be very similar to me telling you no matter what you do when you drive to buckle your seat belt. Does this mean you don’t drive, put on your turn signal, or for that matter start the car? By no means, it means this is the primary thing I’m telling you to do with those things in mind also.
In other words do not keep the Sabbath because it’s simply written in a book. Keep it with the understanding of love and hope reflecting on the love that was given to you that we rest in.
Hope this helps
I'm glad you got that out of it, but sadly you missed what I was hoping would help you in your understanding of how Jesus has brought a new law - the law of Christ.
vs 25:And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
- here Jesus is being asked a question by a lawyer, who we assume knows the law. The law, by the context, we know to be the law of Moses.
vs 26: He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
- Jesus' answer shows the lawyer that Jesus knows he knows the law.
vs 27: And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
vs 28: And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
vs 29: But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
- the interesting phrase here is "willing to justify himself" . I think he knows full well he has not kept this law, and wants to excuse himself because the "terms are not well defined" - i.e. an excuse.
Jesus' answer is not specific: surely he could have said that everyone is your neighbour, and in that way shown the Spirit of the law? But He chooses to tell a story. Why do you think he did that?
lets go back to what Jesus was saying before the Lawyer asked his question: vs 23 -24.
And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
- a typical phrase Jesus used to indicate that not everyone will get the point, so it's important to pay close attention!
In the story of the good Samaritan, we see two people who should know the Law of Moses, who pass the injured man by. Why? Are they mean, wicked, unkind? Or did they believe that to help the man would break one of the laws? (and we know to break one is to break all). After all, the law of Moses was for the people of Israel, and enabled them to keep separate from other peoples - was there something unclean about this injured man? Whatever the reason, it is the Samaritan, who knew not the law of Moses, who enacted the Spirit of the law of Christ. So let me repeat, the Samaritan, who didn't know the Law, could keep it, but the priest and the Levite, who did know the law, and supposedly lived it everyday, could not.
That's what I got out of this parable, and it confirms for me that the Law of Christ is something different from the Law of Moses.
Phillipians 4:23 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
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