Sometimes lovers and friends imagine that they are so alike as think themselves to be identical. Because we have developed the habit of joining things in an equality craze there are many unwelcome and identical twin ghosts in our mindscape.
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Law and testimony are synonymous
We all know that creation responds to God like clockwork. Lightning, thunder, rain, solar heat, water vapour and clouds need neither promise nor prohibition. Demons and lepers are equally and readily affected by the divine word. A human, a soul is not in the same class. After thousands of years of reciting what God has to say about what we should be or do we have no evidence that the content of the two stone tablets fulfill any transformative function.
Yahweh’s Torah converts life? Yahweh’s testimony wisens up the gullible? I state these as questions because we do not know which part of Moses’s five great books actually converts a person or which testimony delivers wisdom to simpleminded people. These twins do not seem related to grace and mercy’s salvation. Bearing in mind that a transfer from death to life is the major conversion that human beings need we hold our breath for the next outrageous “Judeo-Christian gospel” recommendation.
The fable of the perfect law has been thoroughly debunked because the law is known to have made nothing perfect and is not capable of doing so. That is Jewish testimony. There is no maturity to be had from submitting to it. Submitting to it confirms the childish stage of kingdom development. People who have read the material to learn what to do have learned what not to do and watch themselves do what it prohibits. The last place to look for personal perfection is the law, no matter how much noise is made or how many books are published to praise law and obedience.
The law says “kill the accused”
The date when the perfection dawned cannot be found. Year after year they cleansed the laundromat and returned to their broken lives. The law was killing people en masse.
Yeshua says set them free.
So where do life and wisdom really come from? The Son of God, exclusively.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 1:24
but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
The schizophrenic take the cake
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.