Which Law to Travel on My Path ~ The Way for me to walk ~ My Halaka

Which Law to Travel on My Path ~ The Way for me to walk ~ My Halaka

Matthew 7: 13-14:  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

My desire is to make sure that my path, my Halaka is on that narrow way…

I recently began a new study through the gospel of Matthew.  I have no idea how many times I’ve read or been through Matthew in my life time.  There’s something different about this time though.

For some time, I have been studying or reading in the context of our Hebraic or Jewish roots of the church.  What is our church and salvation founded on…  of course it’s founded on Yeshua (transliterated as Jesus into English) and what He did for us.  Without Him, I am lost.  I am only righteous through Yeshua, The Son of God.

Then it gets all tangled up in “What law are we to follow, if any?”

Some statements that we have recorded in the gospels:

Matthew 5:17- 20 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

7:24 – “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

In chapter 22 of Matthew, when Yeshua was asked what the greatest commandment is, we have recorded from Him, this:

 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

Then from the gospel of John in chapter 13, verses 34 and 35, we have this from Yeshua:

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Then in chapter 14, verses 15 -24:

If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.  I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me.Because I live, you also will live.   On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”

 Jesus replied, Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

What I read in the gospels leaves me with the need to know exactly what Yeshua taught and commanded.  What are His teachings? What are His commandments?  This is the law that I need to know, have written on my heart, and keep. 

Hence a study through Matthew with new determination, seeking my Halaka, my path, the way I should walk..  A fresh trek through the gospels.  Right now I’m in chapter 10 of Matthew.  At times, it’s a slow read…  looking at what was written, what the Greek was, what commentaries say about it..  other times it speeds up a bit.  AND that’s probably when I miss something very important, when I speed up.  I have a feeling that I will going through the gospels over and over for the rest of my time on earth, at least I hope so because there is always something fresh, something deeper as we study about Yeshua and our Heavenly Father.

Which Law to Travel on My Path ~ The Way for me to walk ~ My Halaka

Matthew 7: 13-14:  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

My desire is to make sure that my path, my Halaka is on that narrow way…

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