1>Show ME favour, O Elohim, According to Your kindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion, Blot out MY transgressions.
2>Wash ME completely from MY guilt, And cleanse ME from my sin.
3>For I know MY transgressions, And MY sin is ever before ME.
4>Against You, You alone, have I sinned, And done evil in Your eyes;That You might be proven right in Your words; Be clear when You judge.
5>See, I was brought forth in crookedness, And in sin MY mother conceived ME.
6>See, You have desired truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You make ME know wisdom.
7>Cleanse ME with hyssop, and I am clean; Wash ME, and I am whiter than snow.
8>Let ME hear joy and gladness, Let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
9>Hide Your face from MY sins, And blot out all MY crookednesses.
10>Create in ME a clean heart, O Elohim, And renew a steadfast spirit within ME.
11 >Do not cast ME away from Your presence, And do not take Your Set-apart Spirit from ME.
12>Restore to ME the joy of Your deliverance, And uphold ME, Noble Spirit!
13>Let ME teach transgressors Your ways, So that sinners turn back to You.
14>Deliver ME from blood-guilt, O Elohim, Elohim of MY deliverance, Let MY tongue sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15>O YHWH, open MY lips, And that MY mouth declare Your praise.
16>For You do not desire slaughtering, or I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.
17>The slaughterings of Elohim are a broken spirit, A heart broken and crushed, O Elohim, These You do not despise.
18>Do good in Your good pleasure to Tsiyon (Zion); Build the walls of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem).
19>Then You would delight in slaughterings of righteousness, In burnt offering and complete burnt offering; Then young bulls would be offered on Your altar.
Mattithyahu (Matthew 7:1-5):
“Do not judge, lest YOU be judged. “For with what judgment YOU judge, YOU shall be judged. And with the same measure YOU use, it shall be measured to YOU.“And why do YOU look at the splinter in YOUR brother’s eye, but do not notice the plank in YOUR own eye? “Or how is it that YOU say to YOUR brother,‘Let me remove the splinter out of your eye,’ and see, a plank is in YOUR own eye? “Hypocrite! First remove the plank from YOUR own eye, and then YOU shall see clearly to remove the splinter out of YOUR brother’s eye.
“Do not give what is set-apart to the dogs, nor throw YOUR pearls before the pigs, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear YOU in pieces.
Here’s a few examples and there are more:
How many times have you said to your neighbor or thought in your mind; why don’t they save their money and stop spending it on unnecessary things. And you are dodging 1-800 numbers from bill collectors or credit card debts.
How many times have you said, that person needs to stop drinking, and you drink a case of cokes per day, eat 3 slices of chocolate cake, and lets not mention the buffet in restaurants.
“Two men went up to the Set-apart Place to pray – the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. “The Pharisee stood and began to pray with himself this way, ‘Elohim, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men, swindlers, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. ‘I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I possess.’ “But the tax collector standing at a distance would not even raise his eyes to the heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘Elohim, show favour unto me, a sinner!’ “I say to you, this man went down to his house declared right, rather than the other. For everyone who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.”
Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 19:16-18:
‘Do not go slandering (gossiping) among YOUR people. Do not stand against the blood of YOUR neighbour. I am YHWH/Yahuah. ‘Do not hate YOUR brother in YOUR heart. Reprove YOUR neighbour, for certain, and bear no sin because of him.‘Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the children of YOUR people.And YOU shall love YOUR neighbour as YOURSELF. I am YHWH/Yahuah.
The two-fold passage of love your neighbor as yourself reflects our ability, without being selfish, to adhere to Psalms 51. We must love ourselves before we can love others. We need to clean up our act and care about how we look in other people’s eyes in order to care for others sincerely. Mattithyahu (Matthew) 6:22, 23 states, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, all your body shall be enlightened. “But if your eye is evil, all your body shall be darkened. If, then, the light that is within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Who is my neighbor? See Luke 10:25-37
Our faith is Yahuah’s gift to us. We are being saved by the unmerited kindness (grace) of Yah the Father, through our faith, which is His gift to us, resulting in our future obedience. Our obedience isn’t what saves us, but it is evidence of our faith, and evidence that we are being saved. Our wills are controlled by the Living Word which is the mind of the spirit of Yahushua Messiah. The Scriptures state that the spirit of Yahushua Messiah is only given to those who obey Him. This is receiving a love for the truth and since His Word, the Torah is what Truth is, receiving a love for it changes our wills, and the result is we walk in the mind of the spirit. Torah is the Hebrew word which means covenant (a binding agreement or promise ~ Law).The Scriptures’ effect on the world is love for our Creator and others (people). Rejecting it is hatred, and results in death. Proverbs 1-4 calls the Scriptures wisdom. The lie is: Believing that obedience is unnecessary, and impossible. This is the opposite of the new covenant. If we refuse to receive a love for the truth, His Torah, then He sends us a strong delusion to believe the lie that obedience is unnecessary and that no one can obey. This is the secret of lawlessness, called the mystery of iniquity located at 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 11.
There are some Messianic sites that are beginning to offend with distorted actions, by members and their leaders through human reasoning and self-ambition causing a dissension among the congregation and many have been repelled. 1 Peter 5:1-11 tells us, ‘Therefore, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Messiah, and also a sharer of the esteem that is to be revealed, I appeal to the elders among you: Shepherd the flock of Elohim which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but voluntarily, not out of greed for filthy gain, but eagerly, neither as being masters over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you shall receive the never-fading crown of esteem. In the same way, you younger ones, be subject to elders. And gird yourselves with humility toward one another, for “Elohim resists the proud, but gives favour to the humble.” Humble yourselves, then, under the mighty hand of Elohim, so that He exalts you in due time, casting all your worry upon Him, for casting all your worry upon Him, for He is concerned about you. Be sober, watch, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in the belief, knowing that the same hardships are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. And the Elohim of all favour, who called you to His everlasting esteem by Messiah Yahushua, after you have suffered a while, Himself perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the esteem and the might forever and ever. Amen.’
Most who learn the truth flee their surrounding friends, loved ones, and congregants. These are the very ones we are sent to. Mattithyau (Matthew) 13:24-30 states, Another parable He put before them, saying, “The reign of the heavens has become like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel among the wheat and went away.“And when the blade sprouted and bore fruit, then the darnel also appeared.“And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? From where then does it have the darnel?’ “And he said to them, ‘A man, an enemy did this.’ And the servants said to him, ‘Do you wish then, that we go and gather them up?’ “But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the darnel you also uproot the wheat with them. ‘Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I shall say to the reapers, “First gather the darnel and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my granary.” Matthew 13:36-43 explains the parable.
Can we be as humble as Paul? Philippians 1:15-18 states:
“Some indeed proclaim Messiah even from envy and strife, but some also out of pleasure –the former announce Messiah from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking to add distress to my chains, but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defence of the Good News. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Messiah is announced. And in this I rejoice, in fact, I shall rejoice.”
The Writings provide us the light to enable us to see what we are doing, right or wrong. We must not look down on others, call them fools, or feel superior because we have the eyesight to see. They may be “blind”, at the moment, but now you have the responsibility to tell them, the Truth. It must be done in a gentle, loving way, otherwise they will be repelled. We must not judge them, but rather the customs they have embraced since childhood. We have all been trained or programmed from birth with various traditions, rituals, and customs ~ or have experienced them. The Torah does the judging!
Some may ask, “What if I need to leave”?
2 Thessalonians 3:13-15 states: “And you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this letter, note that one, and do not keep company with him, so that he is put to shame. However, do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.”
“For there are many unruly men, senseless talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths have to be stopped, who upset entire households, teaching what they should not teach, for the sake of filthy gain. One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, in order for them to be sound in the belief, not paying attention to Yehudite (Jewish) fables, and commands of men who turn from the truth. Indeed, all matters are clean to the clean, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving no matter is clean, but both their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know Elohim, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unfit for any good work.”
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these the wrath of Elohim comes upon the sons of disobedience.Therefore do not become partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Master. Walk as children of light – for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth – proving what is well-pleasing to the Master. And have no fellowship with the fruitless works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
“And I heard the voice of Yahuah, saying, “Whom do I send, and who would go for
Us?” And I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
We all stumble in many matters; but we serve the same Messiah. Our need to rush to point out perceived errors must be tempered with sincere love for one another, not motivated by selfish ambition. We have to accept correction with humility, but this correction needs to come from “The Word”, as we are told at II Timothy 4:1-5 which states: “I charge you therefore before Yahuah, and the Elohim Yahushua Messiah who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His Kingdom. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.” Arguing over how we are to conduct ourselves with human reasoning is probably a dangerous and pointless endeavor. May we all serve Yahushua Messiah in ever-increasing unity of faith, resulting in obedience He finds acceptable. May His will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven. “The Word” is the Torah of our Creator. Our receiving a love for it, and having it written on our hearts and minds, is the New Covenant > Hebrews 10:16 / 2 Cor. 3:3. That explains why we love the Commandments – Yahushua wrote them on our hearts.
Conclusion: Read 1 Corinthians Chapter 9
LOVE THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE