Shalom Shalom BPN and "The Breakfast Club." There was a misunderstanding that happen within our group "The Breakfast Club," but Love/Alaha/haElohim brought us through, praise be to Yah, Amein...!
Matthew 22: 34-40 "34 But the Pharisees, having heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, were gathered together, 35 and one of them, one learned in the Torah [Commandments/Instructions in Righteousness], did question, trying Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great command in the Torah?” 37 And Yahshua said to him, “ ‘You shall love Yahuweh your Alaha/haElohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind.’ 38 “This is the first and great command. 39 “And the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ 40 “On these two commands hang all the Torah and the Prophets [Tanakh].”
Growth in Love. One of the greatest indications that we are growing in our fellowship with "The Most High" is found in our willingness to love. Alaha/haElohim is Love. Love is not just something that He does. It's what He is. It follows then that we are never more yahly, never more like Yah, then when we love. How easily we may look at these two Commandments/Instructions in Righteousness and say quickly, "I love Alaha/haElohim," yet struggle with loving our neighbor. Yahushua haMashiyakh makes the second "Instruction in Righteousness" as important as the first. We cannot fulfill the first "Instruction in Righteousness" to love Alaha without obeying the second "Instruction in Righteousness" to love our neighbor. Nor can we avoid this problem by narroing our definition of "neighbor" to people "inour neighborhood" - that is, to those of our family, race, perspective, economic or intellectual level, value system, or religion. In the parable of the Good Samaritan [Luke 10:29-37], Yahushua makes the world my neighbor by qualifying anyone Alaha puts in our path, or who needs us, as "my neighbor."
In the Script, the Pharisees' code of morality consised of countless minute rules and regulations of men. Yahushua summed up all moral obligations in the word "LOVE", expressed in the twofold direction of Alaha/haElohim and neighbor. The quotation in vs. 37 is from the Yisraelite Shema [Deut. 6:4,5], which all Yisraelites repeated twice daily. It represents the essence of "The People of The Way", namely that knowledge of Alaha/haElohim precedes knowledge of oneself or of others. The Shema not only defines the Oerson of Yah in trems of His unity, but it also defines the nature of the relationship that Alaha/haElohim's people are to have with Him and with one another.
In the Renewed Covenant/Messianic Scriptures/New Testament, Yahushua presents devotion as a matter of the heart. He contrasts sincere, heartfelt devotion/obedience with the external, hypocritical, pretentious practices of piety among the Pharisees. He warns the followers of "The Way" against allowing even genuine, good works to distract from wholehearted obedience to Alaha/haElohim. Obedience is a matter of developing an intimate relationship and fellowship with the living Alaha/aHayah, learning the warmth of life that draws near to Ab aHayah Yahuweh Alaha's heart.
When we walk in love, that is to walk in Yah. Yah will work things out among us. Lets not fight each other, for that is the same as punching youeself. Now we know if we see anyone punching themselves, we would think to ourself that that person is in the need for HELP. What do you think what goes through the mind of an unbeliever that witness the fighting of "The People of The Way."
This last week was a test that I hope that we all have past, Amein...!
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