4 You laid down your commandments, * that we should fully keep them. Submit yourself to Gods ordinance (1 Peter 2:1315). Firstly, we will study it diligently. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading Kingdom Dynamics - Be Inspired and Grow [Roger Ellsworth, Opening up Psalms, Opening Up Commentary (Leominster: Day One Publications, 2006), 2527.]. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 1 Happy are they whose way is blameless, * who walk in the law of the Lord! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading 1. 1 Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD. Yeshua did not change the Law and He was specific about that fact. Can we now commit any actions we desire and have them not called sin? The 1st and 4th commandment (the weekly Sabbath) are called "My statutes and My ordinances". It would be unthinkable for him to give a grand call to keep God's law and leave the 10 commandments out of this call! And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. The law can be forgotten (Psalms 119:61). Statutes are laid before you, (Jeremiah 44:10). This went on for some time. Sin always promises to bring freedom, but it only creates bondage (2 Peter 2:19). Tools. A second major emphasis in this psalm is this: how we show that we value the Word of God. Commandments are commands (Leviticus 27:34). Examples of this profanity would include the violence that we take for granted on television and in movies, violence promoted in secular music, in video games we allow our children to engage in. Furthermore Rev. The Ceremonial law included many special feasts and Holy days, which were all a representation of the work that Christ would do. Testimony of conscience (2 Corinthians 1:12). Note The writer, usually considered to be David, registers his delight in the Word of God in an unusual way. As ludicrous as this sounds, many are today preaching that we no longer have to keep the Ten Commandments. Ordinance never changes (Numbers 9:14; Numbers 15:15). Commandments of God can be rejected (Mark 7:9). Gods house has an ordinance (Ezekiel 44:5; Ezekiel 45:14). 44 This is the law * which Moses set before the Israelites. Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that, Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural, A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style, Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that, LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel, Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural, gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative, Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular, To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular, Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular, To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT Law: Deuteronomy 6:1 Now this is the commandment the statutes (Deut. Statutes can be despised (Ezekiel 20:24). (Deuteronomy 5:1), This is powerful because the weekly Sabbath is referred to twice as "my statutes and my ordinances". The Ten Commandments were written in stone and placed inside the Ark. 10 proofs that the 10 commandments are called "Statutes, Ordinances and Decrees": This verse is most powerful, because the very first statutes and the ordinances Moses speaks is the 10 commandments! Statutes can be rejected (2 Kings 17:15). Ephesians 2:15 is one such abused verse that reads, Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace.. The final proof is that all these days, including the weekly Sabbath had animal sacrifices directly associated with them, without distinction, hence they are all called ", the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord, So Moses declared to the sons of Israel the. In fact, He made it possible for both Jew and Gentile to become spiritual Israelites, the children of God (Galatians 3:26-29; 6:16), so they might live together in freedom within His perfect law (James 1:25). The law of the wise is a foundation of life (Proverbs 13:14). It is like a light shining in a dark place (2 Peter 1:19). Keeping statutes give you favour (1 Kings 11:34). We each have been called by God for a particular life and purpose, to ignore that call is disobedience to Him and it is rebellion. Give thanks to the The story of the manna in the wilderness illustrates the concepts of "law" and "commandments." %PDF-1.5 It is the truth of God that brings true and lasting freedom (John 8:32). These are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord . Deuteronomy 5:31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. Tools. In Hebrew text, the root word, which is translated as testimony, means to repeat, return, or do again. Psalm 119 beautifully illustrates the wisdom and joy of meditating on ordinances, statutes, commands, and judgments. Yes, to fulfill, to observe, to keep, and by doing so, He set us a perfect example as to how we ought to live. Testimony of Jesus is recorded (Revelation 1:2,9). This means we are to store it in our minds and treasure it in our affections with the confidence that it will fortify us against sin (v. 11). Forget not Gods precepts (Psalm 119:93,141). Our walking and understanding are inseparably linked. So if the section does not refer to the weekly Sabbath, there are 4 of the ten commandments left that are still called, ", The final nail in the coffin, of the false doctrine that there is a distinction between what Adventists call the 10 commandments and the ceremonial law, is the fact that Deut 5:1 starts off by saying, "Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: "Hear, O Israel, the, Most importantly please notice that these two chapters, that deal exclusively with the 10 commandments, starts off with ". The law is not made for a righteous man (1 Timothy 1:9). No one can change Gods commandments (Numbers 23:20; Numbers 24:13). Paul reveals in Colossians 2:16 that these ordinances had meat and drink offerings, holy feast days, monthly new moon festivals and yearly sacrificial Sabbaths that Ezekiel 45:17 ever so plainly reveals that this is what was practiced to make reconciliation for sin. Jesus came to fulfill the law (Matthew 5:1718). Rebellion is found in witchcraft and all manner of demonic entities; this is a very dangerous position to seat ourselves in. 8. There are no "ceremonial laws" in the section even hinted at. Answers to prayers are granted when you keep commandments (1 John 3:22). 2 0 obj Jesus, however, did not do away with any part of God's law. <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 9 0 R 10 0 R 13 0 R 16 0 R 19 0 R 20 0 R 23 0 R 24 0 R 25 0 R 26 0 R 27 0 R 28 0 R 29 0 R 30 0 R 33 0 R 43 0 R 44 0 R 48 0 R 49 0 R 53 0 R 58 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> This distinction is a Sabbatarian myth unsupported by the Bible and the record of history. The Ten Commandments were written in stone and placed inside the Ark. It was very helpful while preparing for bible study. This would be the same as saying that taking an animal to the temple priest for a sacrifice for sin is the same as one of the Ten Commandments or a moral law if you prefer. The Bible makes it clear that leaders are chosen by the Lord (see Romans 13:1 ). Gods word is precepts upon precepts (Isaiah 28:13). Idolatry is not Precepts are to be chosen (Psalm 119:173). If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. Such a distinction simply does not exist and cannot be shown in any way. The word "ordinances" in Colossians 2:14 and Ephesians 2:15 does not refer to God's laws. Each of these twenty-two sections features a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Commandment--law dictated by a God or God's appointees Law--general term for body of rules governing human behavior in many different areas,e.g. Sabbatarians will argue that the Jews would apply "commandments" to the Sabbath and "statutes" to the cerimonial law, but such a distinction was never used by the Jews, nor can it be proven in the Bible. We should, however, treat these two verses . Finally, we will constantly rejoice over the Word of God and delight in it (vv. Rulers and power are ordinances of God (Romans 13:2). The law is good is used lawfully (1 Timothy 1:8). God keeps his covenant to those who keep his testimony (Psalm 132:12). Break one law; you have broken all the laws (James 2:10). The statutes of God are right, rejoicing the heart (Psalm 19:8). Statutes are to be observed (Ezekiel 37:24). Every time a Sabbatarian sees the expression ", The chapter represents a complete unit of thought. These verses will reveal what God states is abhorrent to Him: Leviticus 11:11, Leviticus 11:13, Romans 1:18-32, Leviticus 20:13, Leviticus 20:21, Leviticus 7:25, Duet 12:31, Deut. Neither the word, "law" or "commandment" are found in the section. This portion concludes with Deuteronomy 11. Most significant is Nehemiah 9:13-14: "Then You came down on Mount Sinai, And spoke with them from heaven; You gave them just. Ordinances are mens law (Colossians 2:2021). What is the difference between laws, commands, commandments, decrees, and statutes? In addition to shedding light on our path, the Word of God enlightens our minds so we can discern what we ought to do. These rules deal with a wide array of matters, including war, slavery, tithes, religious festivals, sacrifices, kosher food, prophecy, the monarchy, and the central sanctuary. Statutes to men are the laws from God (Psalm 81:4). Passover is an ordinance (Exodus 12:43; Exodus 13:10). In addition; the dietary Laws are still in place. Ephesians 2:15 is one such abused verse that reads, " Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace. A law becomes a law to you when you uphold it (Romans 2:14). Thirdly, we will hide it in our hearts. Keeping commandments entails obedience (Genesis 26:5). De Du). % What is the difference between the ceremonial law, the moral law, and the judicial law in the Old Testament? endobj A statute in Israel is the law of God (Psalm 81:4). I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt. 5 Oh, that my ways were made so direct * In the dream, I answered that we have to be a place that the Holy Spirit will want to live inside. 15 See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. A feast is observed by ordinance (Exodus 12:7,24). V37. We are, therefore, to seek him through his Word (v. 2), and this seeking is to be done wholeheartedly (vv. Please Register or Login to post new comment. Rev. It was originally eaten standing, and in haste. "And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men." Understood in a somewhat narrower sense, ordinances are also solemn acts or ceremonies that have very specific sacred and holy purposes, significance, and meaning. economics, politics, health, etc. You can reject to walk in statutes (Ezekiel,20:21). Christ came to pay the penalty for all our sins. (Part Five). Nehemiah is seen reading from the book of the law, which contained two copies of the ten commandments, every day. There were a few people standing around me, asking about God, Yeshua and the Holy Spirit. Statutes can be forgotten (Psalm 119:83). For Moses, choosing life means loving God, walking in God's ways, and "observing his commandments, decrees and ordinances" (Deuteronomy 30:16). This material contains several passages that speak directly to the theology of work. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading 1. Royal statutes are established (Daniel 6:7). They then write a document that runs from 9:5-9:37. . These ordinances acted as a "middle wall of division." In the very middle of the section, it calls the contents: ", The section concludes by calling the contents of the chapter, To the horror of Seventh-day Adventists, the words ", Of course Adventists would love to merely call the references to Sabbath in this text as the yearly feast day Sabbaths, and boldly proclaim there is no reference to the weekly Sabbath. If we are careless about the paths we choose, we invite misery and ruin. Instead, we must trust God with all of our being, regardless of what the world is doing. Fiery law came from the right hand of God (Deuteronomy 33:2). They are a part of the canon and not to be neglected. Feasts are kept by ordinance (Exodus 12:14). It takes obedience to keep statutes (Genesis 26:5). In addition, sexual immorality, a filth the world has embraced and many church denominations have embraced as normal. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. Many have been unable to differentiate between the ceremonial law, also called the Ordinances, that were done away with at the cross, and the Ten Commandments, which are eternal. The law can be regarded as void (Psalms 119:126). They may say in response to such an argument that we should only keep the laws of the land a view that would explain why over 50% of Christian marriages are today ending in divorce and sex before marriage and adultery are almost as common among Christians, as they are in the secular world. He has communicated to us through prophets OT/NT so we may have full revelation of His nature and work. The new commandment is love (John 13:3435). I spent time reading Psalm 119 today and needed to know the meaning of these words David used so often. There seems to be a lot of confusion among Christians about the need to follow the Ten Commandment law of God. It affected even someone as converted as the apostle Peter (see Galatians 2:11-12). This means that Seventh-day Adventists cannot try to say, as they do in other passages, that the term, ", Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: "Hear, O Israel, the, 'But as for you, stand here by Me, that I may speak to you all the, "You shall walk in all the way which the Lord your God has, "When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What do the, The section introduces and concludes calling the all the special days, "The. Statutes means laws, commands, decrees, directives how we are to live, Ordinances means legislation; but can mean prohibitions and restrictions; think of the Mosaic Law and dietary laws, Precepts general rules of behavior or thought; wisdom and doctrine could also be used, Testimonies this is a direct reference to the work of the Lord, creation, deliverance, intercession, mercy and grace to mankind and specifically Israel and believers, Tagged as instructions, non-legalists, ordinances, precepts, revelation of God, Statutes and Laws, testimonies, WOrd of God, Loved this post. You can despise Gods ordinances (Malachi 3:14). Deuteronomy 12:1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. This site shares two different blogs of mine. Breaking His law is sin, and sin separates us from a holy God. We need to be able to distinguish between the ceremonial law that was given to the Jews to follow until the coming of the Messiah, and the Ten Commandment law, which God wrote in stone, as an eternal covenant between Himself and man. What actually did change at the cross? Get our Question of the Week delivered right to your inbox! 2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary.. In relation to the Ten Commandment law, Jesus Himself said Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. You show your love to Jesus by keeping his commandments (John 14:15). 26 Instances - Page 1 of 1 - Sort by Book Order - Feedback. Statutes are everlasting, (Numbers 35:29). Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10). Testimony is a memorial (Deuteronomy 6:2024). The carnal mind is not subjected to the law (Romans 8:7). A commandment is something that must be obeyed; a command or edict, while a command is an order, an enforceable task given to a person or machine. Such ordinances could be public decrees by government officials or religious decrees by religious officials. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. See Luke 1:6 again for the obvious answer. 2 Happy are they who observe his decrees * and seek him with all their hearts! Statutes are kept (Ezekiel 44:24; Psalms 119:145). This is critical to proving there is no distinction because the weekly Sabbath was revealed weeks before the yearly Sabbaths. We only have one commandment to keep, which is love (1 John 3:23; 1 John 4:21). The word here rendered "commandments" is now commonly employed by the Jews to signify any religious duty or good work. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17-20, ***So, to be clear; Yeshua is saying every Law, every Decree, every Ordinance, Statute and Commandment of God is still valid and we are expected to obey them until the end of the earth comes and is finished.***. When the Spirit of the Lord leads you, you are not under the law (Galatians 5:18). Believing in Jesus is Gods commandment to you (1 John 3:23). In addition, the culture has decided that many of the things that are abhorrent to God do not apply to our culture today. In situations where we have a choice in who our leaders are, we must consult with God regarding our vote. IT PROVIDES DIRECTION (v. 105). The Ten Commandments were given at Mount Sinai and are listed in Exodus 20 I briefly list them here in a condensed version: 1. have no other gods before Me. Read Colossians 2:16 or were the Ten Commandments nailed to the cross for more information on these ordinances that involved sacrifices for sin before the cross. View all posts by Dreams, Visions & Prophetic Writings / Girl Gone Farm, He answered, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself. Further, that we must not credit our own abilities for what we have been blessed with. An amazing thing happened; I sensed the Holy Spirit drawing me into Himself; far deeper than before. While this psalm deals with many aspects of the Word of God, two major themes emerge more forcefully than any others: why we should value the Word of God and how we show that we value the Word of God. Television can be a portal to Hell itself, we must be vigilant and intentional regarding what we allow ourselves to see, to hear, to read. The greatest commandment is love (Matthew 22:3638). Gods purpose in giving his Word was to point us to himself. commanded . You must obey his commands, rules and laws. In addition to these; Deuteronomy 8:5-10:20 tells us that God will discipline us and that He will humble us and test our resolve to love Him and abide in His ways. Here is what the Strong's and Thayer dictionaries state on the Greek word dogma for ordinances used in this verse. Keeping an ordinance keeps you from abomination (Leviticus 18:30). It is the combination of both faith and works together that reveal the depth of our trust and love for God, in which He graciously bestows upon us the honor of becoming His heirs, His children, His family. Every time an animal was sacrificed and its blood was shed in the old Jewish temple, it was a reminder to the onlookers that someday a Saviour would come and die for their sins. 7. Storing it IT GIVES LIBERTY (v. 45). were the Ten Commandments nailed to the cross. Jesus gave us two Commandments (Matthew 22:3649). And what was the enmity that was abolished in the flesh of Christ that Paul spoke of in Ephesians 2:15? (verses 13-14). And so it goes through the entire Hebrew alphabet. Keeping and doing Gods ordinances bring God on your side (Ezekiel 11:20). Christ is the end of the law for righteousness for everyone who believes (Romans 10:4). Commandments are sets of to-dos and not to-dos. In the dream I was in a public place, a building of sorts where people were coming and going. Walk in statutes and keep ordinances (Ezekiel 11:20). God founded his testimony forever (Psalm 119:152). 5 O that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! Hypocrites! God is the Testimony of Israel (Psalms 122:4). this is the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments. God has put his law in your mind and written them in your heart (Hebrews 8:10). The law revives sin (Romans 5:13, 20 Romans 7:8). Hebrews 9:10-12 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. Incline your heart to testimony (Psalm 129:36). . Before the cross in the Old Covenant there were both the Ten Commandments and the Ordinances as also seen from Luke 1:6 that alone proves they are not the same thing. Before answering the posed question for this study, its important as a preface, to address the You can rebel against the commandments (Deuteronomy 1:43). My reference to ordinances is in this narrower application. KINGDOM DYNAMICS - Devotionals, Prayers, Affirmations, Poems, Quotes, Stories, Testimonies, Topical Bible Verses, Bible Term Study, Concise Commentaries, Lyrics & Hymns & Reviews. Thus, it is a record of wrongdoing or guilt. That is good news! A feast is kept by ordinance (Exodus 12:14). "Commandments" in verses 1 and 2 ( mitzvah ): This is the general Hebrew term for "commandment" and usually refers to the comprehensive list of laws or body of laws given by the Lord in the Books of Moses. Each of the verses in the next section begins with the Hebrew letter Beth. But that won't help in Lev 19, because the section quotes a total of 5 of the ten commandments, the weekly Sabbath being only one. What does Deuteronomy 24 teach about divorce. Note in verse 12 it says, Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place. I am sure it requires no explanation that this is not referring to the Ten Commandments but to blood sacrifices for sin which are the ordinances as stated in verse 1 and 10. And if the Old Covenant had also which means in addition to something. endobj . To get back to the dream of last night, if we want to live within the power of the Holy Spirit, it is imperative that we respect, honor and embrace the decisions God has made for humanity; for how we are to conduct ourselves in this world. Jesus Christ did indeed do away with the unnecessary and unprofitable requirements of men, but the law of God is binding on us more than ever. First, God tells His people to make sure they are following His will when crowning a king. Sadly, I can think of no church in North America that teaches what the Decrees, Statutes and Ordinances of God actually are. Note that the worldly sanctuary in verse 1 and the candlestick, and the table, and the showbread; which is called the sanctuary in verse 2 unmistakably belong to the temple or sanctuary which is where the animal sacrifices were carried out and hence the sacrificial law and not the moral law. 2 Happy are they who observe his decrees * and seek him with all their hearts! 4 0 obj When we were children, our parents had rules in place that were meant to protect us from harm and to develop our character. The love of God is for you to keep his commandments (1 John 5:3). However, Jesus abolished that barrier through His supreme sacrifice: "For He Himself is our peace" (Ephesians 2:14). As I reflect on this, I can see areas where the abhorrent had made its way into my home. We can say we love God, His Son Yeshua and His Holy Spirit, however; this is false if we do not respect their personhood and what is required of us. Ordinance is an authoritative decree or direction. Deuteronomy 30:16 - NLT We will explore them in their biblical order. 2. Who Fulfills the Azazel Goat Satan or Christ? One of the last things mentioned in these passages, is not to bring an abhorrent thing into our homes. Ephesians 2:15 uses dogma in a different way, and again, we need to see the context of Paul's argument: For He Himself is our peace, who has made both [Jew and Gentile] one, and has broken down the middle wall of division between us, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. You must seek precepts (Psalms 119:45, 95). To worship something is to allow that person or thing to take up a greater amount of space in our heart and mind. Num 36:13 These are the commandments and the ordinances which the Lord commanded Deut 30:10 obey the Lord your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law Jesus defined the commandants to include the Law of Moses: Mt 19:17-19 Jesus said: "keep the commandments." The man replied "Which ones?" Walk in the commandments of God (Luke 1:6). Mercy is shown to those who keep Gods commandments (Exodus 20:6). Every created thing has Ordinances (Jeremiah 31:35, Job 38:33, Jeremiah 33:25). You can depart from statutes (2 Samuel 22:23). Keeping and doing Gods Ordinance brings God on your side (Ezekiel 11:20). God establishes testimonies (Psalm 78:5). Incline your heart to testimony, (Psalm 118:36). This implies that murdering, stealing, committing adultery etc are all okay. 1416). Precepts are kept (Psalm 119:4, 56, 63, 69, 134). Testimony (pl. The same is true of God. All rights reserved. Obedience is needed in keeping the law (Genesis 26:5). That we must not claim self-righteousness when God moves on our behalf, instead; we must not forget our wretchedness and rebellious behaviors they are sin against God. Meditate upon Gods testimony to gain understanding (Psalm 119:99). 1 0 obj Within the same section of thought, on one particular day of reading "the book of the law of the Lord their God" (9:3) the people "all they cried with a loud voice to the Lord their God" (9:4).
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