Torah Commentary -Mishpatim (Rulings) -Do and Obey – Day 27, Month 11, 5777; 23 February 2017

Torah Commentary
Mishpatim (Rulings)
Exodus 21:1-24:18
Jeremiah 34:8-22; 33:25-26
Matthew 5:38-42; 15:1-20
Acts 23:1-11
Hebrews 9:15-22; 10:28-39
Do and Obey
There is something very interesting happening in Christian and Hebrew Roots music today. It is not a return to, but rather a mixing in of some of the songs that many of listened to in church while growing up. I, for one, see this as a good thing. Substituting Jesus for Yeshua in the lyrics, etc. is so easy. The changes can give greater meaning to the songs and deepen the worship experience. If you grew up in a Southern Baptist church like I did, it does not take much for our minds to recall the music and words of “Just As I Am.” Well, maybe we would have a problem remembering the third verse! (Inside joke there.) 
One of the classics in my memory is the song, “Trust and Obey.” As I think of the song and allow the words to bounce around in my head, there is a part of the song that feels a bit empty or incomplete, the “Obey” part. Obey what? In this matter lies the great revelation we are endeavoring to pursue today; a revelation of “what to obey”, Torah.
Here is a question to ponder. Does the Scripture teach us to only “trust and obey”? Of course there is a level where the statement “trust and obey” is accurate as we know Abraham believed Elohim and it was accounted to him as righteousness. He got it right even before the song was written. What was the fruit of Abraham’s trusting and obeying? Doing! (Click to Article)

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