Getting The Words correct is not difficult, although there is a lot to discover. Change will occur as we learn from the Ruach HaKodesh (translated as ‘Holy Spirit’ in most bibles), who is the only true teacher of The Words.
“The Words” are the first words of Dabarim (aka Deuteronomy but Dabarim means “The Words”).
Deu 1:1 These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan; in the wilderness, in the Arabah, opposite to Suph, between Paran and Tophel, and Laban and Hazeroth, and Dizahab;
Deu 1:2 eleven days from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea.
Deu 1:3 And it happened, in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month on the first of the month, Moses spoke to the sons of Israel according to all that Jehovah had commanded him concerning them;
I would like to begin with Chapter 12.
Deu 12:1 These are the statutes and the ordinances which you shall take heed to do in the land which Jehovah the God of your fathers has given to you, to possess it, all the days that you live on the earth:
Although there are many commands, or more accurately, “instructions” prior to chapter 12, this chapter offers us the benefit of having a nice, orderly list through many chapters. My readers are predominately westerners, so we have a lot to learn about His instructions. The key thing to remember is that obedience to His commands is the only worship He receives.
If you are skeptical regarding obedience, you will be empowered by reading If The Law Does Not Apply To You.
Read Dabarim chapter 12 this week. Read it slowly, pondering each command as you read it. Consider all the ramifications of obedience, and imagine ways that you can implement His Words in your daily living.
Remember that Yahuah does not change, and remember that Yahuah is love. He has the best in mind for His obedient children, His trustworthy sons and daughters. Evidence of my participation in this same work will be evident in my writings which follow this teaching, as I also must continually refocus on His commands.
Remember, Ha Shatan works day and night to persuade us into disobedience. He did that with Kuah (eve), and with Yahusha (“Jesus”). First he deceived Kuah into disobeying Yahuah’s command to refrain from the fruit of the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and then he tempted Yahusha to subsist on bread, rather than the Words, feeding His flesh (where disobedience/rebellion resides) rather than His spirit.
Matthew 4:4: But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Just where was it “written”?
Deu 8:1 You shall take heed to do every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may live and may multiply and may go in and possess the land which Jehovah has sworn to your fathers.
Deu 8:2 And you shall remember all the way which Yahuah your Elohim has caused you to go these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble you, to try you, to know that which is in your heart, whether you will keep His commandments or not.
Deu 8:3 And He has humbled you, and caused you to hunger, and caused you to eat the manna, which you had not known, and your fathers had not known, in order to cause you to know that man shall not live by bread alone, but man shall live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of Yahuah.
It is written in The Words, and that little word “shall” indicates this is a command. Ha Shatan desires that you disregard the commands of Yahuah, that you live in ignorance and subsequently, rebellion.
Let’s honor our Elohim by respecting His Will, shall we?