Today’s post is not a long one and will not follow my typical blog structure.
Rather, this message is just a quick reminder for us not to be careless when dealing with Elohim’s commands…
And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them.
Notice that we are commanded to learn His commandments.
We cannot simply claim ignorance as an excuse to break Torah. Many people use this excuse as a way to try to outsmart the Creator.
“If we just avoid learning his requirements, then we cannot be held accountable for something we don’t know.”
But Elohim is 10 steps ahead of us at every turn. He does not permit us to be ignorant. We are commanded to learn and know His word.
And once we know these things, the next step is to be careful to do them.
One example that comes to mind from personal experience is finding out that my cheese had pork enzymes in it.
I cannot simply claim ignorance because if I had obeyed Elohim’s commandment to be careful, I would have ensured it was clean before I ate it.
Instead, I just assumed without much care or attention given to the matter. And that is a violation of Elohim’s perfect Torah.
Acting with proper care can feel inconvenient.
And with mainstream religion teaching the hyper-faith doctrine it’s become way too easy to take advantage of Elohim’s mercy.
So when we start to feel even the slightest inconvenience, we use this as a crutch and bailout.
But remember we are servants of the Most High. Not best buddies.
We may not overly inconvenience ourselves for a friend but we MUST be willing to do so for our Creator – whenever necessary.
The good news is these things eventually become second nature and will no longer feel difficult to do.
In fact, they will no doubt become pleasurable and we will certainly be blessed through them.
As with learning any new skill, learning Torah requires diligence and sacrifice. And it is even more difficult coming into it as an adult.
And that is why parents are commanded to immerse their children in Torah from the very start (Deuteronomy 6:7)