SabbathPosts 2023/12/16

If you really want to be obedient to God’s commandments – have you read them?
There’s more than ten. There’s not 613 (could be vastly more or vastly less depending on how you count them, and frankly the 613 list was a stupid way to count them). What matters more than how you count them is that you read them, and obey.
They are not just in the Greek Scriptures. They are not just in the writings of Moses. You have to read the entire Bible.
This doesn’t mean that every part of Scripture is a command. And it absolutely doesn’t mean that an individual part of Scripture cannot stand alone (the discussion of so-called “context” is warped beyond recognition at this point). It means that you’ll have to look through the whole thing to find all the commands that you are to obey – that’s not a problem. (Imagine the Creator of the universe giving his own word to sinful children of dust, and someone’s response is, “Do I have to read all of it?”)
He didn’t have to spell it out for us. He didn’t have to tell us what we already knew, and urge us to do it. We were already without excuse. That he spoke to us anyway should humble our stiff necks to the earth, and receive our immediate and utter attention.

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