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For anyone who has been in this walk of T’shuva – returning to YHVH’s Word, it seems like a pretty simple question. However, while discussing our beliefs with family members and/or friends this is a common question that sometimes leaves me stunned. Then we must not forget everyone starts this walk by crawling. Baby steps. So, we’re introducing a “Back to Basics” series that will do just that; take us back to the basics for those who are new to Torah observance or are simply looking for answers – simple answers.
I recently received a comment on Facebook about my postings related to Torah.
Here’s an excerpt from my friend’s reply:
“My Savior was Jewish, I am not. My Savior taught that the most important thing to do was to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. I’m concerned I don’t see any mention of this type of love in your postings. I would encourage you to take time to carefully read the book of Galatians. If you choose to be live by the law you will be judged by it…”
This is a reasonable and understandable response. – I get it, and I know where they are coming from…
It’s my hope that the response below will help all those seeking truth in these confusing matters:
The typical answer for how we love God is through worship, prayer and a daily quite time. This is what I was always taught growing up and I do still agree with this statement, but there is another vital part missing that is all to often over looked in the Christian community. As part of our common practice, let’s let scripture define scripture as commentary is truly seldom needed.
GOD’s Love For Us:
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
~ Romans 5:8
OUR Love For God:
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. (3) In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome
~ 1 John 5:2-3