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Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Weightier matters of the Law - Judgement Study 5 – Where is the God of judgement?
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Ps. 89:14 Justice and judgment ( mishpat ) are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth ( emeth ) shall go before thy face. Contrast with Joash Qualities of the Anointeds Rule
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement A desolate House – Absence of morality. Cain – First murder. Joash Joash – Last murder. (Hebrew Bible) Luke 11:49-51 Cp. record Luke 11:49-51 – Required. 2 Chron. 24 2 Chron. 24 - Joash and Zechariah types. Judah bereft of morality – Temple forsaken. Zechariah killed – Prophecy of Messiahs murder. Yahweh a swift witness – Poetic justice. Joash – Matt. 23:34-39 Faith absent Mercy Mercy forgotten Justice abandoned
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement It shall be required of this generation 2 Chron. 24:22 Jehoiada – Yahweh knoweth Zechariah – Yah hath remembered
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement 2 Chron. 22:11 1.In a bedroom in the Palace - 2 Chron. 22:11. 2.6 months old - totally dependent on others. 3.Saved by two women from certain death. 4.Brought up and protected by his uncle and aunt in the Temple. 5.The only male survivor of David's house. Joash's Beginning and Poetic Justice
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement 1.In a bedroom in the Palace. 2.Sorely wounded - totally dependent on family and servants. 3.Killed by the sons of two foreign women. 4.Forsook and forgot his uncle's guidance and the Temple. 5.Judged because he killed his own cousin in the Temple. Joash's End – Poetic Justice
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Zabad = he endows Shimeath = annunciation; report Ammonitess = tribal Moabitess = of his father Jehozabad = Yahweh has endowed Shimrith = vigilant Deut.23:3-6 Moabites and Ammonites excluded from Israel - Deut.23:3-6 - Because they did not show kindness to Israel. The Assassins –2 Chron. 24:26 The Assassins – 2 Chron. 24:26
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Gen.19:30-38 Consider the origin of Moab and Ammon - Gen.19:30-38: Lot forsook his uncle and guide He chose another way of life It did not prosper His house was left desolate He ended up in a cave (a bedroom) With two women (his daughters) Was made totally dependent on them Incest produced Moab and Ammon Exquisite Poetic Justice
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Mal. 4:4 Malachis admonition ignored 4 centuries later – Mal. 4:4 (mishpat). Mal. 4:5-6 Isa. 29:22-24v.21 Mal. 4:5-6 - John/Elijah to remove Jacobs shame – Isa. 29:22-24 (Why? v.21). Mal. 2:17. Same problem - Mal. 2:17. Mal. 2:1-10 Priests responsible for failure – Mal. 2:1-10. Deut. 33:8-11 Deut. 33:8-11 – Levis heritage – Stood with God of judgement against own kith and kin. Ex. 32:25-29 Ex. 32:25-29 – Reward for mishpat. Where is the God of Judgement?
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement The High Priest and the Breastplate of Judgement And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment ( mishpat ) upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before Yahweh continually. Ex. 28:29
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with the man (ish) thy holy one U. & T. kept in pouch behind breastplate of mishpat – close to high-priests heart. Deut. 33:8 Deut. 33:8 – Only place where Thummim before Urim. Thummim Thummim = perfections; plural of tome = completeness (idea of integrity). Urim Urim – lights; illumination. Bore the integrity of Israel on his heart
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Mal. 2 Mal. 2 - The past integrity of Levi compromised. Mal. 2:11-16 Divorce and remarriage prevalent – Mal. 2:11-16. Where is the God of judgement? Mal. 3:5 Swift witness against the corrupt and dishonest – Mal. 3:5. Luke 16:13-18 Primary fulfillment – Luke 16:13-18. Yahweh a Swift Witness
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Mal. 3:13-15 Mal. 3:13-15 – The hard accusations of the wicked against Gods way. Mal. 3:16-17 Mal. 3:16-17 – Strengthening the faithful and weaving Yahwehs character into our own. Where is the God of judgement? Mal. 3:18 Mal. 3:18 – The return is near – discern – raah – see. Vindication of the Just thought - chashab - to think, account, to plan, devise; root - to plait, weave.
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment ( mishpat ) was as a robe and a diadem. me-iyl - 28 occs. – first 10 of high-priests robe. Zech. 3:5 tsaniyph (5 occs.) – turban, headdress – see use Zech. 3:5. A call to mimic the great Melchizedek High Priest
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Study 6 – Yahweh loveth a cheerful giver Next study (God willing)
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Heading
1.Matt.23:34> and Luke 11 reflect on 2 Chron. 24 – Joash/Zechariah 2.Joash taught by Jehoiada forsook Yahwehs principles 3.Poetic justice meted out – 2 Chron. 24 – last record Heb. Bible 4.Mal.4:4 – Remember mishpat 5.Mal. 2:17 – Explore context – abandon mishpat receive judgement 6.Priests responsibility – Breastplate of judgement – History of Levi 7.Marriage and divorce issue 8.Swift witness against corrupt and dishonest – Mal. 3 9.The Lords witness against his generation – Luke 16 10.Vindication of just - Mal. 3 & 4 11.Weaving Divine character into our own – Mal. 3:16 Study Summary