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Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Weightier matters of the Law - Judgement Study 6 – Yahweh loveth a cheerful giver
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement These six things, doth Yahweh hate, yea, seven, are the abomination of his soul: 1 Eyes that are lofty, 2 a tongue that is false, 3 and hands shedding innocent blood; 4 A heart contriving iniquitous devices, 5 feet hasting to run into mischief; 6 One that uttereth liesa false witness, 7 and one sending forth strifes between brethren. (Rotherham) Seven Vices Yahweh Abhors Proverbs 6:16-19 Angry, greedy taker
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Yahweh, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth ( emeth ) in his heart. (Context – A cheerful giver) By Contrast - The Way to Zion Ps. 15:1-2
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement 2 Cor. 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give ; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. The Challenge For Us! A different way - by constraint or cheerful giving?
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Ps. 9; 10; 25; 34; 37; 111; 112; 119; 145 Acrostic psalms – Ps. 9; 10; 25; 34; 37; 111; 112; 119; 145. Ps Ps. 111 and 112 are twins – same number and length of verses - the first eight verses with two clauses each, beginning with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet - the last two verses with three clauses, beginning with three letters of the alphabet in succession = 22. Ps. 112 Ps. 111 Both Hallelujah psalms – Ps. 112 begins where Ps. 111 ends. Ps. 111Ps. 112 Ps. 111 is about Yahweh; Ps. 112 of those who choose to be like Him. Roots of the Over-arching Principle
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Ps. 111 Extols the virtues of Yahwehs character. Faithfulness to His covenant. Emphasis on what He has done for us. Blessedness of knowing Him. Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect Ps. 112 Blessedness of fearing Yahweh. Perpetuation of covenant family. Manifestation of the Divine character. Stability of ways – Certainty of future.
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Ps. 111:6-8 Ps. 111:6-8 – The might of his works, hath he declared to his people, that he may give them the inheritance of the nations. The works of his hands, are faithful ( emeth ) and just ( mishpat ), firm are all his precepts; Upheld to futurity, to times age- abiding, done in faithfulness ( emeth ) and equity. (Roth.) Firmness of Yahwehs Character
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Ps. 112:5-8 Ps. 112:5-8 – Well for a man showing favour and lending! He shall sustain his affairs with justice ( mishpat ). Surely, unto times age-abiding, shall he not be shaken, In remembrance, age- abiding, shall the righteous one remain; Of evil tidings, shall he not be afraid, Established is his heart, led to trust in Yahweh; Upheld is his heart, he shall not be afraid, until that he gazeth on his foes. (Roth.) God Manifestation – Guarantee of Firm Future
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement So, why the acrostic structure? Hebrew ValueMeaningSignificance Aleph Aleph 1OxServant; burden-bearer Tau Tau 400Sign or crossEnsign; finality/eternity Greek Alpha Alpha 1 Of Hebrew origin The first Omega Omega 800Finality
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Rev. 1:8 which is which was Rev. 1:8 – I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Rev. 1:11; 21:6 Rev 22:13 Rev 22:13 – I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Manifested in Christ Revealed at bush – Ps. 111:9 To be manifested in the Saints
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Biblical Hebrew - Yahwehs pure language ValueMeaningSignificance Aleph Aleph 1OxServant; burden-bearer Tau Tau 400Sign or crossEnsign; finality/eternity Koine Greek – The peoples common language Alpha Alpha 1 Of Hebrew origin The first Omega Omega 800Finality
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Rev. 5:6 Rev. 5:6 – …a lamb as having been slain (Bro. Thomas). From servant to slain lamb Rev. 14:1 Rev. 14:1 – …a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand.
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement This is a psalm by itself, like none of the rest; it excels them all, and shines brightest in this constellation. The composition of it is singular and very exact. It is divided into twenty-two parts, according to the number of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and each part consists of eight verses, all the verses of the first part beginning with Aleph, all the verses of the second with Beth, and so on, without any flaw throughout the whole psalm. The Uniqueness of Ps. 119
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Psalm 119 There are ten different words by which divine revelation is called in Psalm 119: 1.Testimonies 2.Commandments 3.Precepts 4.Word 5.Law 6.Ways 7.Truth 8.Judgements 9.Righteousness 10.Statutes All the counsel of God Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you the counsel of God. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. mishpat - 23 occs.
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement 22 sections of 8 verses = 176 verses. Zeph. 3:9 22 letters in Hebrew alphabet = whole mind and language of God (Zeph. 3:9). Why 8 verses? – 8 is number of new beginning and immortality. Cp. Omega – N.V Represents the attitude of the Son of God to his Fathers word - leading to eternal life. V. 7, 13, 20, 30, 62, 106, 120, 160, 164 Key uses of mishpat – V. 7, 13, 20, 30, 62, 106, 120, 160, 164. The Mind of God in Christ - Ps. 119
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement John 8 John 8 – The woman taken in adultery. John 7:37-42 Context John 7:37-42 – Fountain of living water but the people divided. John 7:43-53 Context John 7:43-53 – Division over justice. John 7:53 What was going on in houses? – John 7:53. John 8:3-5Lev. 20:10, 22 John 8:3-5 – Failure of justice and equity – Lev. 20:10, 22. John 8:6-9 Jer. 17:9-13 John 8:6-9 – Context in mind - Jer. 17: The unrighteous written in the earth. John 8:10-11 John 8: The Law upheld – Gods righteousness declared while mercy shown. The Judgements of God in Christ
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Seek ye Yahweh, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment ( mishpat ); seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of Yahwehs anger. A Final Appeal Zeph. 2:3
Weightier Matters of the Law - Judgement Heading
1.Yahweh hates lack of integrity – Prov. 6: Cor. 9:7 – Over-riding principle 3.Ps. 112 and its interpretation in 2 Cor. 9 4.Loving righteousness – hating iniquity 5.Ps. 119 – The spirit of Christ – Cheerfully fulfilling judgements 6.Selected passages with mishpat 7.Selected N.T. verses 8.Example of the woman caught in act of adultery – John 8 Study Summary