Torah: What Is It Good For
Beresheet (Genesis) 26:5 because Abraham obeyed My voice
and guarded My Charge: My commands, My laws, and
My Torot1.” Footnote: 1Torot - plural of Torah, teaching
In Torah: What Is It Good For Part 1, covered a range
of subjects and finally settled on the mechanics of Torah.
The mechanical application of the Torah includes who,
what, where, why, how, and when. This could be
narrowed down to: purpose. Let me explain it this way:
who is the purpose, what is the purpose, where is the
purpose, why is the purpose, how is the purpose, and
when is the purpose. With all that being said, the end
result is to be able to “teach” the Torah.
In Part 1, we should have come to the conclusion that,
as Beresheet 26:5 indicates: because Abraham obeyed
My voice and guarded My Charge: My commands, My
laws, and My Torot.
Obedience to Yahweh is the ultimate answer.
Sh'mot (Exodus) 12:49 “There is one Torah for the native-born
and for the stranger who sojourns among you.”
Next question: who should be Torah observant? The
answer: the native born.
So who is the native born? Those born of a native
mother and father of Judah or Israel; of the 12 tribes.
But those are not all. Let me simplify it with: the stranger
who lives among you by choice. Those who want to adopt
So Israel/Judah is to allow anyone who sees the
wisdom of the Torah, and the “Originator” of it, to become
“one” of them.
This is definitely not by natural birth nor by any
scientific meddling but solely by faith in Yahweh and His
instructions. By faith in Yah's salvation, which is in Him
and in His Word, which is His Salvation.
In today's modern society it is very difficult to know
where people stand... what they really believe. In
today's religious systems many are deceived into
believing they “are going to heaven” or something like it.
There are many deceivers leading those who are
willingly becoming deceived and contributing to that
deception by “evangelizing” those who have not become
a part of that particular deception.
With all that being, not totally, said there is a way
to 'judge' the truth of the matter as well as those who
are of the truth and earnestly seeking the truth.
Back in Sh'mot (Exodus) 13:9 “And it shall be as a
sign to you on your hand and as a reminder between
your eyes, that the Torah of יהוה is to be in your mouth,
for with a strong hand יהוה has brought you out of
There is a sign we “wear”, known by our lifestyle,
the one we constantly live. It is by what we (you) do by
what we put our hand to do. It is by what is between
our eyes which is by what we think of. It is by what
comes out of our mouth and in line always with the
instructions of Yahweh. We should never forget that
we were brought out of bondage, in a mighty way, into
the freedom of His instructions.
Look at Mattitiyahu (Matthew) 6:26 “Look at the birds
of the heaven, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into
storehouses, yet your heavenly Father does feed them.
Are you not worth more than they?
In the Torah there is more than one example of this.
Yahweh takes care of His people. But His care is extended
to beyond : ”us four and no more”. Our lives are “every
day blessed”, if only because we open our eyes to a new
day. Of course we do not go outside our doors and just
gather our sustenance, but just the same our Mighty One
above all mighty ones provides for us. If He feeds the
“birds of the heaven”, how much more will he do for us?
Most, if not all of us are familiar with the scripture in
Matthew that I just read. What about Sh'mot or Exodus.
Sh'mot 16:4 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “See, I am
raining bread from the heavens for you. And the people
shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, in order
to try them, whether they walk in My Torah or not.
Is Sh'mot a part of the Torah? As I have stated
many times before, along the lines of: “If it ain't in the
Torah, it ain't”. If we are using Ketuvim Netsarim
(The writings of the Nazarenes) to prove our point and
we can't find it in the Torah, “It Ain't”! In other words
we are promoting false doctrine.
But take another look. The scripture in Matthew does
not specify which birds. It does not state He just feeds
the sparrows, or just the Blue jays, or Cardinals, or
Canaries. It says birds. In Sh'mot He says ”...whether
they walk in My Torah or not.”. “...the people shall go
out and gather a day’s portion every day...”.
Sh'mot 16:28 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “How long shall you
refuse to guard My commands and My Torot1?
Footnote: 1Torot - plural of Torah, teaching.
Torah is teaching or instruction. The plural is Torot.
We have adopted a fallacy if we believe that just the
“Ten Commandments” are the commandments of
Yahweh. His teaching, instruction, or otherwise known
as commandments. Here, it has to do with gathering
more than they were instructed to. They disobeyed.
We may try to excuse it with, “It is such a trivial thing”,
yet it was a command and we all know the saying,
“If we will disobey the small things we will disobey in
the more important things”.
Sh'mot 24:12 And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Come up to Me
on the mountain and be there, while I give you tablets
of stone, and the Torah and the command which I have
written, to teach them.”
In today's society, whether it be pagan, Christian, and,
unfortunately the so-called Torah observant, have no
problem with ...
And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Come up to Me on the
mountain and be there, while I give you tablets of stone,
and the Torah and the command which I have written.
The pagan and the Christian don't want the ...
to teach them to be forced on them. And it appears
that the majority Torah Observant folks do not
understand the importance of ... to teach them to
continue to be an important staple in the lives of
It is one thing to teach the Torah as opposed to teach
about the Torah. Let me explain it this way: It is one
thing to know Yahweh... it is something different
altogether to know about Yahweh.
What I have been giving you is about the Torah.
Out of this you will become acquainted with, or about,
the Torah. And so by knowing about the Torah you
will know something about Yahweh.
To be taught the Torah will be to know the Torah
and to know the Torah will be to know Yahweh.
A Word from a watchman; in service of Yahweh
a servant of Yahshua... a watchman in Cisco