Is it possible to keep the Torah?

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We have often heard, that no, the commandments given to Moshe and the Israelites at Mount Sinai are simply too hard for us to keep. If that is so, doesn’t that seem a bit ridiculous—why would YHWH bother? Why make up a bunch of rules just to get rid of later?

Since the commandments are likened to a marriage contract, it would be helpful to start there. At our wedding, my husband and I vowed to love, honor, and care for one another. Do we do these things perfectly, 100% of the time? No. Does that mean we shouldn’t even try? Of course not!

Yeshua always upheld the Torah and instructed us to keep His commands if we love Him (Yochanon/John 14:15).

Just as each of us have specific ways we want to be loved, so does our Creator—in whose image we were made. Saying, “I love you” is important in a relationship, but stopping there will lead to trouble. Your actions need to back that statement up. Doing things for your spouse, spending time together, supporting one another—you do these things to demonstrate your love. Should we be surprised that YHWH wants more from us than a simply phrases like, “I believe in you” or “I love you”? After all, He made us in the very image of Himself.

Deuteronomy 30:11 “For this mitzvah (instructions or commandments) which I am giving you today is not too hard for you, it is not beyond your reach.
That settles it. If YHWH says, His word isn’t too difficult to do, then it’s not too difficult to do. He knows that we are humans, and He knows we fall short so many times. But He does expect us to try our best to follow His instructions.

Yeshua said, “Blessed are those that hear the word of YHWH and put it into practice.” In Yeshua’s day the B’rit Chadasha (New Testament) hadn't been written. The only thing He could have been referring to was the Torah. He said it was a good idea to keep it. And we can.

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