Local weather is calling for snow… Again!! Frankly, one good snow every two or three years is about normal for this Southeastern region. A couple weeks ago we had a moderate sleet/snow mix, so maybe a big one is in order… Still, this winter has been very cold and not very ‘nice.’
In our family Bible reading this morning we were discussing a passage that touches on the whole weather issue… In fact, daily, the weather that we concern ourselves with should serve as a continual reminder of something very important! Heaven and earth are still here!!
Pretty simple, really. Here’s how it works…
Snowing? Heaven and earth are still here!
Raining? heaven and earth are still here!
Sun shining? Heaven and earth are still here!
Why might this be important?
Well, at least three times in Scripture we are told that God’s law, His Torah, will last until heaven and earth pass away! The most famous, of course, is Yeshua saying this in Matthew 5:18,
“Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not [a]the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Presumably, He was quoting the other two that I know of, Deuteronomy 30:19 and Jeremiah 31:35-37.
After discussing this as part of our study this morning, I found a brand new video by a friend and former Baptist pastor, Lex Meyer, expressing exactly the same thing! Here it is:
Daily, as we wake and see/smell/taste/feel/hear the world around us, we should be reminded that ‘heaven and earth are still here, therefore, God’s Torah is still in force!’
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I would like to offer that a good verse which confirms that the Torah will in fact be the “constitution” for the kingdom is found in Ezekiel 44:23-24 which describes the role of the Zadok Priest (Levitical Priests that didn’t corrupt the Torah)
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the clean and the unclean. And in controversy, they shall stand (Amad) in judgement; and shall judge in according to my judgments: and they shall keep my Torah and my statutes in all mine Appointed times; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
So in really, even if the heavens and earth go through a “renewing”; His Torah never in fact passes away as we can read in Ezekiel.
What I believe Yeshua was stating regarding His Torah is an idiom, or statement like “that will happen when hell freezes over”, which will in fact never happen. Since Yeshua describes the new temple as the place of the soles of His feet, the place He will rule and reign over His people “forevermore” I believe He will rule from earth “forevermore”. Why? He said so!
Sometimes I get tired, talking to people about Torah and being at least a little mocked. Thank you for reminding me about the joy.
God is certainly trying to get some attention here.