I believe every action we do whether big or small has ramifications in the world to come. There is nothing we think, believe, say or do which goes unnoticed by God. It doesn’t matter if it is something we consider to be holy or profane, sacred or common; it all matters to God. No matter what we do here on this earth God will judge it and reward us accordingly. Nothing we do will go unnoticed and there is nothing so insignificant that God does not take note of it.
We are commanded by God time and again to be holy as He is holy. (Leviticus 11:44,45 20:26, 1 Peter 1:16)
Within this command is the implication that there is a standard and that we are able to keep this standard.
God has given us one standard for all time; it is Himself.
When God chose to reveal himself to the nation of Israel, to the world, it was in the revelation of His Torah. After He revealed the standards of Torah He commanded His people to be holy as He is holy.
Ultimately, every time that we obey Torah, every time we keep God’s commands we are in essence taking on a part of the divine nature. Or to put it another way when we obey God we receive the right to be called children of God
1 John 3:10
By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
He then sent His Messiah Yeshua to be the perfect example of what the sons of God should look like while here on Earth.
Just how did this Messiah look? How did this perfect standard for all future children of God look?
He obeyed Torah perfectly.
I perfect example in the standard we are to keep is that of perfect Torah obedience; not merely in action but from a complete, heartfelt love of those commands.
It is in doing this that we become like our Father in Heaven.
Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Yeshua, as the perfect example for us, taught us exactly what we would expect for Him to teach in order for all of His followers to behave as children of the living God. Not only that, He taught us how to teach others to live as God’s children as well:
Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
So we see that the truth according to Messiah for how a child of God is to live is the same as the truth which God our father originally gave to the Israelites on mount Sinai.
Therefore any teaching or vain philosophy which contradicts this truth and encourages a person, whether directly or indirectly, to ignore, deny, or annul God’s revealed standard is also teaching you to deny that you are a child of God.
I realize that we all fall short and none of us perfect (yet) but all of us who have His Holy Spirit inside of us are continually growing to become more like Him; what is one area in your life that you know you are falling short? I’m sure Holy Spirit has already revealed to you. Make it a point change that today; make it a point to be like your father in heaven, to be holy as He is holy.
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