And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Full context here.)
This verse begins a recounting of a conversation in the life of Messiah. A conversation wherein Yeshua (Jesus) says what much of Christendom doesn’t want to hear. Let’s pay attention to the Rabbi.
Rabbi Yeshua replies,
“What is written in the Torah? How does it read to you?”
Recall what He said in Matthew 5:17-19…
Given the opportunity to say, ‘All ya gotta do is believe…’ and Yeshua does not. Rather, He points to the Torah! The lawyer replies, quoting Torah commands that sum up the whole of the Law,
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
Without hesitation, Yeshua answers, Continue reading “Jesus on ‘Works’ and ‘Eternal Life’”