37:29) For Yahua loves justice,
And does not forsake His holy ones.
They are preserved forever,
But the children of the wicked shall be cut off,
37:30) The righteous shall inhertit the land,
And live in it forever.
37:31) The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom,
His tongue speaks justice.
37:32) The law of his `Elohiym is in his heart.
None of his steps shall slide.
37:33) The wicked watch the righteous,
And seeks to kill him.
37:34) Yahua will not leave him in his hand,
Nor condemn him when he is judged.
37:35) Wait for Yahua and keep His way,
And He will exalt you in the land.
When the wicked are cut off,
You shall see it.
37:36) I have seen the wicked in great power,
Spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
37:37) But he passed away, and, behold he was not.
Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37:38) Observe the perfect man and see the upright,
For there is a future for the man of shalom.
37:39) AsAi?? for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together.
37:40) The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahua.
He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
37:41) Yahua helps them and rescues them.
He rescues them from the wicked and saves them,
Because they have taken refuge in Him.
Men trip not on mountains, they stumble on stones.
ai???For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he has become guilty of all.ai??? (James 2:10). ATC believes in keeping all relevant laws, not in order to be saved, but because Yahua `Elohiym, who Believers call Father, takes great pleasure in our obedience. Not all laws are relevant to everybody in every place at every time. That is why it is vital to study Scripture to know which ones are applicable to you.
Unfortunately, when ai???Christiansai??i?? hear this, they fall back into the traditional trap thinking that they are ai???under grace and not the lawai??i??. Nevertheless, these same people ai???cherry-pickai??i?? those laws that they feel comfortable. They believe that the only laws that are relevant today are what are traditionally known as ai???The Ten Commandmentsai??i??. For instance, they think they obey ai???You shall not murder.ai??? (Exod. 20:13). Yet, how many get angry with other Believers. The Master warns that, ai???…everyone who is angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of the judgement…ai???(Matt. 5:22). This is not a commandment, but what it is, is a hedge that protects a person from straying into dangerous areas. If anger can be kept out of a personai??i??s heart, it was less likely that the person would go on to murder.
Ask any ai???Christianai??i?? if they keep ai???The Ten Commandmentsai??i?? and all would say that they do. Yet they fail to keep Shabbat and put the day of rest onto a man-made tradition called ai???The Lordai??i??s Dayai??i??.
No such day exists in Scripture.
Beloved, do you keep ai???The Ten Commandmentsai??i??? Why? Are you unsure of your salvation (as many claim the reason others keep Torah) or blindly obey because Scripture (or tradition) tells you to do so? You must take a careful look at the reason that you obey these and not any others. Either you obey all of the relevant laws or you obey none of them! If you are selective in the commandments that you keep, you fall foul of all the law as explained in James 2:10. It is all well and done saying that you keep the ai???mainai??i?? commandments but ignore the rest, but it is the many ai???lesserai??i?? commandments that cause Believers to stumble.
If you have not yet accepted the offer of salvation that has been given through Messiah Yahshua, then you are indeed guilty of them all; murder, adultery, blasphemy, not shooing away a mother bird when you take her chicks! The penalty of a guilty verdict is an eternity in damnation. It is impossible to wipe out this penalty yet there is One who has taken the punishment upon Himself on our behalf. That person is Messiah Yahshua. He is the only way (John 14:6).
If you want to acceptAi??Fatherai??i??s offer of salvation through Messiah Yahshua, you need to ask Him in prayer along these lines. Use your own words but they must be genuine asAi??FatherAi??knows our very hearts and nothing is hidden from Him.
ai???Father, I am a sinner who needs forgiveness through your Son, Messiah Yahshua. Please forgive me of all my past sins as I accept that, Messiah Yahshua my Saviour, has taken upon Himself my punishment. By your Spirit, help me to live a life worthy of His sacrifice. Thank you,Ai??Father, for making this way back to you.ai???Ai??
Father, we thank you for the power of your Word and that Word was made flesh in Messiah Yahshua so that in believing in His Life, Death and Resurrection we may have eternal life with you.
ai???But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light,
That shines more and more until the perfect day.
The way of the wicked is like darkness.
They do not know what they stumble over.ai??? (Prov. 4:18, 19).
Father willing, we will gather again next Shabbat.