It has always been Yahweh’s plan that all people would willingly obey his ways and become his cegullah, his peculiar treasure [סְגֻלָּה H5459]. To accomplish this goal, he gave us his Torah and Mitzvot.
The Word Spoken To Deaf Ears
In the beginning Yahweh spoke to his people, giving them his Torah and Mitzvot, his commandments, statutes, regulations, and teachings orally. And his people failed to listen and obey.
The Word Written in Stone
Deuteronomy 31:9 – “Moshe wrote down this Torah and gave it to the cohanim.”
Deuteronomy 31:24 – “Moshe kept writing the words of this Torah in a book until he was done.”
Years went by, and evil behaviors became more and more evident as his people continued to do it their way, instead of his way. So, Yahweh gave them his Torah and Mitzvot in writing. If they would simply follow Torah, then it would go well with them (Deuteronomy 30:10). But once again his people failed to listen and obey.
The Word Written In The Heart
Hebrews 1:1 – “Yahweh spoke long ago in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, but now, in these last days, he has spoken to us through his Son.”
Hebrews 8:10, 10:16 – “This is the covenant that I will make after those days, says Yahweh, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.”
Lastly, Yahweh sent his son and then wrote his Torah and Mitzvot in his people’s hearts. Scripture calls this the “New Covenant”. Having done so, the Apostle Paul says that the people then became living letters to the world, having the Torah “written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on stone tablets but on human hearts” (2 Corinthians 3:2-3). Further, he also states that Yahweh’s people are now without excuse for failing to obey! Even the Gentiles who live rightly, he says, who do not have either the oral or written Torah, “show that the Torah is written in their hearts” (Romans 2:14-16).
Yahweh’s people failed to listen to his oral Torah, so Yahweh wrote his Torah on tablets of stone for them to read. They still failed to obey! Finally, he wrote his Torah on their hearts so that they couldn’t claim “I never heard it, and never read it either!” But even with the Torah written on their hearts, both Jews and Gentiles still find excuses for failing to obey. How sad.
Prophecy as foretold by the Hebrew prophets continues to unfold in an escalating pattern. The stage is nearly completely set. The great and terrible Day of Yahweh, Joseph’s Trouble, hastens forth and will not delay. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.