Friday, October 30, 2009


Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. Genesis 26:5

Blizzard further states, “The idea of law in Hebrew is not something that, if transgressed, is going to get you zapped. Torah is instruction that, if followed, will enrich one’s life; if ignored, will diminish it. In the biblical text, Law is frequently viewed as that which God has commanded.

The Hebrew word translated commandment is mitzvah, which comes from the root tzava, and actually means to lay charge upon, or to give charge to. A mitzvah is a charge or a commandment.

According to Blizzard, commandments, when performed, designate the individual as moral and ethical, benefitting all involved and pleasing God.

Moseley, Ron. 1996. Yeshua: A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church. Ebed Publications., pg 55

1 comment:

  1. I like that. We so often think of God in such strange ways, like He is either Santa or Zeus. Really, He just loves us enough to let us choose our path, and is more than delighted to give us tools to bring us closer to Him and receive greater joy.