It is written:
“Now if you will pay careful attention to what I say and keep my covenant, then you will be my own treasure from among all the peoples, for all the earth is mine; and you will be a kingdom of cohanim for me, a nation set apart.’ These are the words you are to speak to the people of Isra’el.” (Exodus 19:5-6 Complete Jewish Bible)
In our union with Yeshua HaMashiach, our acceptance of the Torah reflects our acceptance of the Privilege and the Responsibility of living as YHWH’s “set apart People”.
Let us, Jews and non-Jews Believers in the Messiah Yeshua, readily agreed to the Covenant proposed. Let us oblige ourselves to obey the voice of YHWH, and take it as a “Great Favour” to be made a kingdom, that is cohanim (priests) for YHWH, his Father (Revelation 1:6).
The maker, and first mover, of the Covenant, is YHWH Himself. Nothing was said nor done by us; this Blessed charter was granted purely out of YHWH’s own good-will.
In all our dealings with YHWH, the Elohim of Isra’el, our Elohim and our Father, Free Grace anticipates us with the Blessings of goodness, and all our comfort is owing, not to our knowing YHWH, but rather to our being known of Him (Galatians 4:9), through our union with His Beloved Son, the “Hebrew and Jewish Messiah Yeshua”, our Master.
We Love Him, and Covenant with Him, because He first Loved us, visited us, and Covenanted with us. The matter of the Covenant is Kind and Gracious, and gives us the Greatest Privileges and Advantages imaginable.
YHWH has given us unparalleled instances of His Favour to us, and His care of us. YHWH aimed at in ALL the Gracious methods of His Providence and Grace, to bring us back to Himself, from whom we have revolted, and to bring us home to Himself, in whom ALONE we can be happy
The Glory of our Deliverance is ours by the Messiah Yeshua, who died, the just for the unjust, to bring us to YHWH, his Elohim and Father.
Being thus Saved by YHWH, the Elohim of Isra’el, through our union with His Beloved Son, Yeshua HaMashiach, no wonder why He insisted upon that we should be Ruled by Him.
Let us obey indeed, not in profession and promise only, not in pretence, but in sincerity. YHWH our Elohim and our Father, has shown us Real Favours, and therefore required REAL OBEDIENCE. He assures us of the honour He would put upon us, and the kindness He would show us, if we keep His Covenant.
“SHALOM ALEIKHEM !” to ALL, Jews and non-Jews, who belong to the Messiah Yeshua. We are a chosen People, the King’s cohanim, a holy nation, a People for YHWH to possess! Why? In order for us to declare the Praises of the One who called us out of darkness into His wonderful Light.
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