Stop confusing yourself. Yeshua is not Moses.
Great love is in a league of its own. We can no longer drink from the cup labelled “love” because being obedient is the proof of love. If that was what Christ meant we may have found a contradiction in the perfect messenger.
Love is being painted as exemplified by obedience. Hold everything! Is that what spousal love is about? Love between married persons is certified by perfect compliance with commands? I do whatever my spouse says and that is love? Smellier dung is hard to find.
This idea is more evidence that both Judaism and Christianity that adopts Judaism’s core is kindergarten.
Law is for – not as property – the lawless and disobedient, the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 1 Timothy 1:9 (we are aware that the law outlaws many more than these 8 areas of life)
The law, being claimed by the saints is an affront to Christ.
People who embrace The law as the foundation for spiritual life are affirming that they are still lost. Just persons do not need the law. The law is for persons who are:
understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for
Is God’s love corroborated by his commandment?
Is there a set of rules that he upholds without turning?
If when both Moses and John the Baptist said a prophet is coming to rise above them the Jewish people were still talking about keeping Moses in place and killing any messenger we cannot expect the leaders of the church to say anything that stays close to the helm of divine love.
If you take your conclusion of the whole matter from the Solomon then you probably do have shaky legs just like the wise king. The commandment keeping arrangement is definitely not great love. Obedience is fuelled by fear.
Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.
Hebrews 5:8 ESV
So you think the great command in the law is about a day? If the great commands are to do nothing that offends (that is a shaky foundation because love does well for others) does not love of the divine kind elicit beautiful works for others. It is distressing that people are acting as if revelation hit the ceiling at Sinai
Do you believe that divine justice allows one of us – the priest – to get away with working on the Sabbath? That situation shows that the ten commands are not the last word in moral or pleasing actions.
Real love, love of the great kind would bring the wheels of modern justice to a jolting halt. It would bring the capitalist system to its knees. When was obedience ever the resource poured into hearts? Love is really people business and we are fully aware of people who have been so strict commandment keepers that they resolutely block off any shows of love, even to those who are in dire straits, as we see in the story of the good Samaritan.
“God blesses obedience” is a demonic doctrine because it contradicts a clear teaching of Christ.
Doing what God has said gets no recognition. Why does anyone expect commendation for what should come naturally?
Just so we understand what defines an unprofitable servant let us see how the term performs. The only other occurrence of this term is
Matthew 25:30. There we learn that an unprofitable servant is assigned to the darkness of punishment.
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Elbert E Joseph, PhD
Salt that refuses to be trampled