It is written:
“Then God said all these words: א 2 “I am ADONAI your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the abode of slavery. ב 3 “You are to have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:1-3 Complete Jewish Bible)
“I AM ADONAI YOUR GOD”; YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, the KING of the Universe, asserts here His own Authority to command us to OBEY ALL that follows.
He proposes Himself as the “SOLE OBJECT” of our Worship which is enjoined in the first four of the commandments.
“YOU ARE TO HAVE NO OTHER gods BEFORE ME.” This is how the Ten Commandments begin. YAHWEH the Elohim of Avraham, Yitz’chak and Ya‘akov made it clear that He is the ONE and ONLY Elohim. (Exodus 20:3) (Deuteronomy 6:4).
In our union with the “Hebrew and Jewish” Messiah Yeshua, we are also bound to OBEDIENCE. The absoluteness of YAHWEH keeps us focussed and gives definition to our lives. Let us gladly SUBMIT to “The One True Elohim” who is PERFECT and COMPLETE in Righteousness, Truth, and Beauty.
YAHWEH is the ONE and ONLY True Elohim. He is Self-existent, Independent, Eternal, and the Fountain of ALL being and power; therefore He has an incontestable Right to Command us. He is able to bear us out in our obedience, to reward it, and to punish our disobedience.
YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, is our Elohim, an Elohim in Covenant with us, and our AVINU SHE-BA-SHAMAYIM (Heb. אָבִינוּ שָׁבַּשָׁמַיִם; “Our Father in Heaven”) through our union with His Beloved Son, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.
YAHWEH has laid Himself under obligations to us by Promise, and therefore is justly laying His obligations on us by precept as we ALL, Jews and non-Jews Believers in the Messiah Yeshua, are taken into Relation to Him as our Elohim, and are therefore unjust, unfaithful, and very ungrateful, if we obey him not.
Through our union with the Messiah Yeshua, as we have been set FREE, we are bound in gratitude to OBEY YAHWEH, his Elohim and Father, because He has done us so Great a Kindness, bringing us through the Messiah Yeshua out of a grievous slavery into a Glorious Liberty.
We are now enjoying the Blessed fruits of our Deliverance, and in expectation of our Destiny can we think anything too much to do for Him who had done so much for us?
Nay, by Redeeming us, YAHWEH acquired the Right to Rule us; we owe our Service to Him. We owe Him our Freedom, as we were purchase by the death of Yeshua the Messiah on the Roman execution-stake; Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, having rescued us out of the bondage of sin, YAHWEH is entitled to the Best Service we can do Him. Having loosed our bonds, YAHWEH has bound us to OBEY Him (Psalm 116:16).
SHALOM ALEIKHEM” to ALL the Isra’el Family!
Praised be YAHWEH, the Elohim of Isra’el, our Elohim, because He has made a Ransom to Liberate us to be His People by raising up for us a Mighty Deliverer, the “Hebrew and Jewish” Messiah Yeshua who is a descendant of His servant David; granting us our freedom to Serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him ALL our days.
Freely I have Received, Freely I Give.
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