A matter of the heart….

The last couple days have been deeply sad as I have read and re-read Deuteronomy 5-8.  Perhaps the saddest verse is Yehovah’s pleading for His people to have a heart that fears and keeps His commandments!!

29 Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever!

The verse clearly says ‘heart,’ ‘all,’ ‘keep,’ and ‘forever!’  Simple stuff, right?

Why so sad, then?

I speak to SO many people in Christendom and try to explain the many, many verses that tell us that our Father desires to ‘write His Word/commandments’ on our heart.  More verses speak of the Messiah teaching Torah from Jerusalem.  Still more tell of the glories and blessings of obedience…  Eyes glaze over and I see them fade right out of the conversation.

How our Father’s heart must break!!  Just like in Deuteronomy 5:29, He, the unchanging Elohim (God), STILL wants His people to have a heart the fears Him and keeps ‘all’ His commandments.  But, Christendom is just as stiff-necked as those in the wilderness, only self-righteously so.

Does He weep?  It makes me so, so sad.

I think of my own family that rather than Continue reading “A matter of the heart….”