Thursday, 14 January 2021
Question of the Day: Galatians 4:9b "So how can you turn back again to those weak and worthless principles? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?"
Answer: Everyone who wants to challenge our Messianic Jewish beliefs loves to throw the book of Galatians at us. There is a basic mistake in their thinking. There is a mistaken idea that by obeying God (and taking His commandments seriously) we are putting ourselves "under the law" and negating grace. Everyone who follows Yeshua becomes more righteous, not less so.
Obedience to God cannot be against God. Jacob 1:22 "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding yourselves." Yeshua even asked, Luke 6:46 "Why do you call Me 'Master, Master' and do not do what I say?" Here is the point. The law has not changed. Yeshua said ... John 5:19 "Therefore Yeshua answered them, 'Amen, amen I tell you, the Son cannot do anything by Himself. He can do only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.'"
The Law of God is eternal. Paul asks the question ... Romans 3:31 "Do we then nullify the Torah through faithfulness? May it never be! On the contrary, we uphold the Torah." It is our approach to the Law that has changed in Messiah Yeshua. The flesh has to perform, while the spirit delights to do the will of God. Let's delight to do that.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,