“Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to count the omer: Tonight will be the 38th night of the Omer, which is Five weeks, and three days.
Day 38 Psalm 119: 121-128
121 I have done what is just and right; don’t abandon me to my oppressors.
122 Guarantee your servant’s well-being; don’t let the arrogant oppress me.
123 My eyes fail from watching for your salvation and for [the fulfillment of] your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant in accordance with your grace, and teach me your laws.
125 I am your servant; give me understanding, so that I can know your instruction.
126 The time has come for Adonai to act, because they are breaking your Torah.
127 Therefore I love your mitzvot more than gold, more than fine gold.
128 Thus I direct my steps by [your] precepts; every false way I hate.
Meditation Day 38 “Instruction without Understanding is a False Way”
In today’s set of eight verses I am drawn in by the transparency of King David surrounding his perspective of knowing the Torah, yet failing due to a lack of understanding. In verse 123 it reads, “My eyes fail from watching for your salvation and for [the fulfillment of] your righteous promise.” Who will even confess to this in the church or Christian society today? This is my point, in today’s society we would rather portray a surface understanding destined to produce a ‘false way,’ identified in verse 128.
Here is an example of this analogy. For instance, if you begin instructing your child in how to count up to 100 and you never help them to combine that knowledge with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. If you neither help them to display the numbers in any equation to reveal the greater use of the tool of understanding how to count, then there path will eventually become false outside of simply counting the numbers. This is a simple example, although simple is what Yeshua (Jesus ) says we are to possess in order to receive the wisdoms of t he Kingdom of Heaven . The arrogance of man often by passes that scripture determining presumptuously that it means anyone can do it, and I have an education so surely we can.
The fact of the matter, Yeshua (Jesus) is not referring to the simplicity of understanding the scriptures, but more about the given trustworthiness of a child in their father or elder, if you will. The child looks to their parents, older siblings etc., and will believe and do anything they tell them to do unto obedience, because they believe they will not lead them astray. Yes, continue considering this relationship dynamic, the child does not believe harm will befall them by the superior in anyway. The child is nurtured to depend and trust the other party without question.
This is the examination that requires additional insight. In looking to the scriptures where Yeshua (Jesus) turns our attention to the children, He is expressing the humility, trust and assurance required when we ingest the Torah and its inherit promises. When we increase our understanding of the instructions in the Torah, which informs how to live out the newness of life more abundantly as stated in the New Testament. Yeshua shares with us this access all through and by His shed blood, we are then better able to humble ourselves. We will come to recognize that humility is a tool of power and a key to the abundant lifestyle of the Kingdom we desire [John 10:10 & Heb. 6:17]. Allow the scriptures to verify this for themselves in Matthew, Mark and Luke .
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
The further we are from accepting the Torah as YHWH’s voiced instruction the further we are from receiving an understanding expected of us to study the Scriptures to discover how we are to live a functional, abundant, peace-filled life in YHWH our God. When King David states, he failed to keep his eyes on the promises, he does so to elude to the fact that the failure was in how he received their significance in conducted his day to day living. This is where many of us get on board with David. The ‘false way’ portrays an insignificance of the scriptures as it relates to daily work situations, civility, justice and relationships.
The Torah holds the instructions without a complete understanding, the New Testament brings understanding by way of the Holy Spirit, but without the Torah many have no idea what is to be understood. Standing divided with one or the other to serve as a foundation will only lead to travelling a tremendous distance in a ‘false way.’ We envelope the premise of King David’s expression in verse 128, as we realize that all of the precepts include the Torah (1st five books of the bible), the Ketuvim (writings, wisdom books), the books of the Prophets and the New Testament as a whole and any other reception will only lead to a ‘false way.”
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.