The Torah is written on our heart

Jun. 8, 2015

“Man’s Dead Works”

The Torah was weak because it depended on man’s ability and a merit system. The Torah is also crystallized in the 10 Commandments which is the view that the Torah alone was written on stone tablets. The stone tablets in which the 10 Commandments were originally written on, were not living (or alive); but were inanimate and dead.

The moral law including the 10 Commandments does not detract from the internal moral law of God.  The moral law (teaching) of the 10 Commandments did not begin on Mount Sinai, but with the character of God.

            In Deuteronomy chapter 6:8, an outward expression is given to bind the LORD’S commandments around your head and your hands. However, God has placed His Torah in our hearts. (Psalm 119:11)

            Proverbs 7:3 says that God’s law (teaching) is written on the tablet of our heart. Second Corinthians 3:3 says that we are in letter of Christ not written on tablets of stone; but the tablets of the human heart.

            Although, the 10 Commandments are part of the moral law, which was written on tablets of stone that was dead; we are not able to be justified or righteous in God’s sight by way of the Torah.

We needed a more sure; true and living sacrifice through Jesus Christ. Once we receive His perfect gift of love to his shed blood on the cross; we are able to receive the Holy Spirit; and have Gods moral law or Torah to illuminate our understanding and commune once again with the Father. (Jeremiah 31:33)

Christ fulfilled the ceremonial ordinances of the Torah with all the shadows and types of His person and work by dying on the cross in our place. Because the sacrifices were never finished in the Old Testament, it was a continuous work.  The penalty in which the Torah demanded for righteousness was paid and there is no condemnation because the believer is now in Jesus Christ and is cleansed by Christ’s blood, by faith.

            When Jesus was on the cross at His crucifixion; He said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”, (Luke 23:34) and “It is finished”. (John 19:30)

            God sent Jesus to save us once and for all; through His grace, (Ephesians 2:8-9) and not of our works; so that we cannot claim victory or boast in our own righteousness.

Jesus saved us because of His kindness and mercy. (Titus 3:4-5) Second Timothy 1:9 says that, Jesus Christ saved us before time began. There is no way we could ever earn our salvation; we could never pay the penalty.James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. NKJV