What does it mean to be perfect?
updated May 5, 2011
by DJ. Love, Bnei HaMashalim
Sometimes a Minister or Rabbi has to take a stand on a subject that is not very
well understood. And this is one of the least understood subjects in the entire world. Oh church
leaders and priests will tell you that they know, but then why are their congregations left
feeling mystified and confused? Why do so very many of their (ex)church members switch
attendance from one church to another church, and get baptized more than once or get baptized
over and over again? Why is so much emphasis put on different forms of baptism anyway;
each denomination of Christianity accusing the others of baptism ignorance, even to the point
of making the baptism methodology (sprinkling, pouring, immersion) a
major point of salvation?
In the past I have observed many church members approach their priest (Rabbi,
Bishop, Pastor, Minister, Reverend) with a question that challenged their
traditional doctrines only to be made to feel that they are incapable of understanding even
the simplest of doctrines. The truth of the matter is that church leaders do not truly
understand it themselves. Moreover, they don't teach Scripture at all; what they teach is doctrine.
And doctrine and Scripture are not necessarily the same thing. I've seen ministers get fired
more than once for trying to teach even basic Truth in Scripture, that might not agree with "Church
I say, "That where you find chaos, you find Satan (human nature)", and where you find True Harmony,
you find YHVH (Source of Righteousness) !"
So let's use some common sense here, and answer for ourselves some
very basic questions. Just what is it that YHVH is looking for anyway? Does YHVH seek
perfection according to "The Letter" of His Laws, as given by Moses? Does
YHVH seek a Christian form of inverse legalism, whereas, YHVH's "Ten Commandments" (Laws,
Holy Observances, Ordinances, etc.) were supposedly nailed to the cross,
while the Commandments of Men (religions) were not? How
many of you "Church Goers" know and understand what I am saying already? How
many of you "Church Goers" have been led down the so called "Roman
Road to Salvation?" Were you not told that by following this "Roman
Road" or "Path" that you would receive "Salvation"? My
friends, there is no difference in the legalism of gentiles and the legalism
of Jews except for THE RULES. Think about it! What is legalism anyway?
Legalism is A BELIEF, whereas one can achieve something (say
salvation) by obeying or following THE RULES. So the search goes on (ad
infinitum) for the church, faith or religion that has just the right
set of rules; OR DOES IT? And where does perfection fit into all of this
mess? Jews who practice Judaism, Jews and gentiles who practice Jewish Christianity (Jewish
Christianity, Jews for Jesus, False Messianics, Nazarenes, etc.). Far
Eastern religions, and the ChristiansALL have their set(s) of
RULES. The Jews leave perfection up to themselves as individuals, oral traditions (kabbalah
/ Cabbala) or
even as a birthright (Jewish Legalism), as they have no acceptable
sacrifice for sin; Christianity leaves perfection up to the Greco-Roman Christos (catholic
IHS or catholic Jesus) as its sacrifice for sin, and therefore Christianity has no acceptable
sacrifice for sin either. And even if they did have an acceptable sacrifice for
sin (The True Messiah), they still don't keep or follow
the Messiah's teachings, as they follow their own MAN MADE RULES (ie.
Jewish Tradition, the Roman Road to Salvation, methodology of Baptism, style of clothing worn,
style of haircut, their own version of the sabbath day, circumcision, praying to Jesus / IHSous,
praying to Mary or Saint worship, speaking in tongues, tithing, handling snakes, not marrying
outside of their church, expected confessions, sacraments, so called holy water, making the
sign of the cross, adopted pagan holidays, etc.).
ALL of these things are LEGALISMS, and YHVH is not interested in LEGALISMS! Physical
acts or natural physical occurrence (such as
baptism, marriage, birth, sacrifice, circumcision, feasts, evening before morning, new moons,
etc.) were never meant to please YHVH or forgive sin. Physical acts or natural
physical occurrences were always meant to teach physical people Spiritual Truth by
example (parabole/parables, metaphors, allegories, idioms,
anthropomorphisms, the mystery language). There is nothing more
Spiritual or more Holy than PURE RIGHTEOUS LOVE, and according to 1 John 4:8 YHVH IS
8 He who doesn't Love doesn't know YHVH, for YHVH is Love.
Therefore, YHVH is only interested in the purest form of LOVE, and those that can LOVE; for
LOVE (SELF-sacrifice or charity) is not a set
of RULES. LOVE is "The Intent of The Heart!" (Hebrews
4:12) And furthermore, LOVE always has been the way to YHVH's
Heart, and therefore to 'Saving Grace'(even prior to Messiah
Yahshua's birth). The Messiah's entire life and his self-sacrifice was spent just
to teach us this one lesson . . . .
That LOVE is SACRIFICE of SELF! Was Messiah's sacrifice merely his blood
and his crucifixion? No ! He sacrificed his entire lifetime as an adult
"Righteousness Sake" (to teach the pursuit of Righteousness)!
19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I (YHVH) have
set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore
choose life, that you may live, you and your seed;
20 to love YHVH your GOD, to obey His voice (words / vows
or Commandments) , and to (psychologically) cleave to
Him (as in a marriage) ;
for He is your life, and the length of your days; that you may dwell in the (Paradise,
New Jerusalem, Coming Kingdom on Earth or) Promised land, which YHVH
swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them (IF
they obeyed YHVH willingly, through LOVE, as in a Marriage) .
2 Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive (only physical) circumcision,
Messiah will profit you nothing (if your motive is to receive Salvation).
3 Yes, I testify again to every man who receives circumcision (as
a legalism through following rules / laws) , that he is a debtor to
do the whole law.
4 You are alienated from Messiah, you who desire to be justified by the law (any
law or set of rules, including man made legalisms). You have fallen
away from grace (The favor found in "Righteousness
5 For we, through the (Holy) Spirit (of
Love), by faith (YHVH's Righteousness
as outlined by The Marriage Vows / Commandments) wait for the hope
of righteousness (not Salvation) .
6 For in Messiah Yahshua neither circumcision amounts to anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith
working through love.
YHVH has NEVER separated Obedience to Him or His words (Commandments,
precepts, judgements,statutes, and ordinances) from LOVE. It is people who
separated Obedience from Love, and therefore introduced legalism. YHVH actually equates s
disobedience and/or obedience through legalism to HATE. This means that anything other than (willing) obedience to
YHVH's words through LOVE is considered HATE in YHVH's eyes (judgement) .
..... I, YHVH your Elohiym, am a jealous (zealously
protective) Elohiym, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children,
on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me,
6 and showing loving kindness to thousands (not millions, billions or trillions) of those who LOVE me AND KEEP
my commandments (through a loving desire to
become Spiritually "Like YHVH.")(For Many
are Called, but Few are to be Chosen).
YHVH seeks Righteous LOVE, not legalistic perfection!
You cannot follow a set of rules and expect YHVH to love you for being obedient. At least not
if you HATE the vow (words) of His "Marriage" Covenant (His
Commandments, words, precepts, judgments, statutes, ordinances), because
YHVH's Rules are not really rules at all, but are actually instructions in HOW
TO LOVE Him and our fellow man; and in so doing, benefit ourselves too. Therefore if
you hate "Love" (by YHVH's definition) then
you also hate YHVH.
Therefore, you shall love YHVH your Elohiym, and KEEP His charge (of
Love), and (KEEP) his
statutes (of Love), and (KEEP) His
ordinances (of Love), and (KEEP) His
commandments (of Love), always.
For YHVH, Spiritual Perfection IS Love!
YHVH, does not seek LOVE without error, for YHVH, LOVE includes error, and error
does not exclude one from His LOVE for us or His Grace, as long as we are SINCERELY seeking
obey Him through a Holy Spiritual (Attitude)" of
LOVE (This is the Intent of the Heart).
For those who truly LOVE YHVH, He will counsel (Instruct
and give understanding) through His Holy Spirit and will refine in
the Fire. For those who LOVE the Righteousness of YHVH, they will eventually be filled
to Perfection. However, LOVE does not include deliberate error or continual deliberate
error, as continual deliberate error excludes repentance. (Read
Leviticus 26: All)
YHVH does not seek people who are already perfect or without error or without sin (no
one is perfect in this way). YHVH seeks repentant sinners who are actively
seeking perfection through obedience to (Love
for) His Righteous Commandments, words, precepts, judgments,
statutes, and ordinances.
Even Messiah Yahshua had to be "Perfected." Thus
The Messiah was neither GOD (YHVH) nor
was he perfect. YHVH, The Creator, is perfect and always has been perfect. Thus
Messiah is not GOD; but more than that, YHVH does not expect us to be perfect either. However,
he does expect us to desire with all of our heart(s) to become perfect (or
grow in perfection), just the same as The Messiah did (by
following The Messiah's Example).
Luke 2:40, and 52
40 And the Child (Messiah YahShua) grew
and became strong in Spirit, filled
with wisdom; and the grace (favor) of YHVH
was upon Him. ...
52 And YahShua (Messiah) increased
in wisdom and stature, and in favor (Grace) with
YHVH and men.
Messiah YahShua GREW in grace (favor),
wisdom, strength, stature, etc., just like John the Baptist (Luke
1:80). This shows that YahShua was not born "perfect" but BECAME
perfected just like ALL other righteous men of Israel (Only
Messiah Yahshua was appointed the heir to the throne of David).
4 having become so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained
a more excellent name than they (Messiah became an
8 though he was a Son, yet he learned obedience by the things which
9 And having been perfected, he became the author of
eternal salvation to all who obey him (as he, also,
28 For the law appoints, as high priests, men who have weakness, but the word
of the oath (covenant), which
came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.
By now, it should be quite obvious that Messiah YahShua was not born
perfect, but he submitted his personal (Self-) will to the perfect will of YHVH. Therefore,
he became perfected and thus became qualified to be the Messiah to The True
Seed of Abraham and Spiritual Israel.
Messiah YahShua was not perfect, but he became perfected; AND since YHVH has
always been perfect, and has no need to be perfected, then Messiah (Yahshua
or if you insist, the Christian Jesus) is obviously not GOD (who
has always been perfect).
So, If Messiah didn't sacrifice himself for our sin, explain 2 Corinthians 5:21 .
2 Corinthians 5:21
21 For him that knew no sin (G266), he was made to be sin (G266) on our behalf (for our benefit); so that in (through) him (his efforts) we might become the Righteousness (Seekers or Children) of YHVH.
There is no translation/definition in Strong's Concordance for G266 (hemartia) as "Knew no sin". However, there is a definition that states/implies that Messiah has NO PENALTY FOR SIN. This is not the same as having never sinned, but rather has no sin (G266) imputed. Which is the same for all Righteousness Seekers. This is not to say that Messiah was perfectly Righteous or unrighteous, but was considered sinless. After all, how can one who knows no sin be without thoughts of sin and still be tempted by Self (the devil or satan).
Moreover, Messiah by EXAMPLE taught (Self-) sacrifice (a physical to Spiritual parallel or physical EXAMPLE of a Spiritual Truth) that the sacrifice of Self is how Righteousness-seeking (no sin) is imputed by YHVH. In other words his crucifixion was a physical demonstration (example) of a Spiritual Truth (metaphorical action).
This verse is a perfect example of how biased translators (hellenized / pagan Jews and gentiles) slanted their translations to fit their Selfish agenda for power and prosperity through the Roman church and her protestant daughters.
NOTE: The Master always taught by parables, axioms, metaphors, allegories, anthropomorphisms, and physical to Spiritual Parallels (examples).
Yahweh seeks those that seek YHVH and YHVH's Righteousness (Love).
YHVH does not seek those who believe His Commandments, Words, Precepts, Judgments, Statutes,
and Ordinances were nailed on the cross; These people do not Love YHVH; instead they
seek escape from obedience, AND they seek a cheap salvation, that requires
little or no effort on their part. Excuse my sarcasm, but they just want to take a free plane
ride to heaven, because (as they say) Jesus
is not only their Co-pilot, he is the Captain, the Navigator, the Flight Attendants, and
even the whole plane. All you have to do to get your free ticket is to say, "I Believe, and "Repent"(whatever
they think that means), and then get baptized in the
name of the nameless pagan trinity. Don't fall for this lie (another
christian deception and legalism)!
How can anyone have gotten past "The Repent" part of that "Set of
Rules" prior to baptism, when they don't actually understand what "True Repentance" is
in the first place. It is impossible to have "Truly Repented" AND still not understand
that in order to reject sin (True
Repentance), one must, also, reject "Self," pagan gods, pagan religion,
and pagan traditions.
36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment (of
Love) in the law?"
37 YahShua (Messiah ) said to him, "'You shall LOVE the
LORD YHVH with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 A second likewise is this, 'You shall LOVE your neighbor as yourself.'
40 The whole law (Torah) and the prophets depend (are
derived from or are built) on these two commandments."
1 John 2:4-5
4 He who says, "I know him," and doesn't KEEP His commandments (willingly),
is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever KEEPS his word (willingly), YHVH's
LOVE has most assuredly been perfected in him. This is how we know that
we are in him: (we actually know it)
YHVH accepts error from those who LOVE Him (actively
seeking Perfection). However, with error will come reproof,
and a refining in the fire. Only those who sincerely LOVE YHVH will benefit
and not complain; For all things work for the good for those that LOVE YHVH
and are "Called" according to YHVH's purpose.
1 My son, don't despise YHVH's discipline, Neither be weary of his reproof:
12 For whom YHVH loves, he reproves; Even as a father the son in whom he delights.
13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding.
28 We know that all things (reproof, tribulation, good,
bad, etc... ) work together for the good for those who LOVE YHVH, to
those who are called according to His purpose (Righteousness).
King David was a man after YHVH's Heart, and YHVH dearly LOVES him to this very
day. Read all of Psalm 119 (Click) and you with "Eyes
to See" and "Ears to Hear" will know why YHVH loves King David so
13 ¶ Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear YHVH, and keep His commandments: for this
is the whole duty of man.
14 For YHVH shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be
good (YHVH centered LOVE),
or whether it be evil (SELF-centeredness).
There is an "Intent of the Heart" difference between acts performed for the
sake of "Righteousness," and acts performed just to receive "Salvation". Those
who observe (willingly KEEP) YHVH's
Commandments (Precepts, Judgments, Statutes, Ordinances,
Testimonies, laws, words, vows) only for the purpose of receiving Salvation,
do so with the selfish intent of receiving; but Salvation through SEEKING "The
Righteousness of YHVH" cannot be attained or obtained in
any other way except by sharing it and giving Righteousness away.
So when you get baptized, circumcised, pray with your children, perform acts of true charity,
keep the Sabbaths Holy, Obey the Commandments of YHVH, etc... , do so to teach Spiritual Truths
through physical acts for "Righteousness Sake," and not with
the intent to receive Salvation. BE SURE to explain the difference
to your children. Then and only then will you become pleasing in YHVH's eyes.
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Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, Who walk according to the law
2 Blessed are those who keep His statutes, Who seek Him with their whole
3 Yes, they do nothing wrong. (because) They walk in His ways.
4 You have commanded your precepts, That we should fully obey(Love) them.
5 Oh that my ways were steadfast To obey (Love) your statutes!
6 Then I wouldn't be put to shame, When I consider all of your commandments.
7 I will give thanks to you with uprightness of heart(Love), When
I learn your righteous judgments.
8 I will observe (Love) your statutes. Don't utterly forsake me.
9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 With my whole heart (Love), I have sought you. Don't let me wander from your commandments.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart (Love), That I might not sin against
12 Blessed are you, YHVH. Teach me your statutes.
13 With my lips, I have declared all the ordinances of your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, As much as in all
15 I will meditate on (Love) your precepts, And consider (Love) your ways.
16 I will delight(Love) myself in your statutes. I will not forget
17 Do good to your servant. I will live and I will obey (Love) your word.
18 Open my eyes, That I may see wondrous things out of your law.
19 I am a stranger on the earth. Don't hide your commandments from me.
20 My soul is consumed with longing (Love) for your ordinances at all
21 You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, Who wander from your commandments.
22 Take reproach and contempt away from me, For I have kept your statutes.
23 Though princes sit and slander me, Your servant will meditate on your statutes.
24 Indeed your statutes are my delight(Love), And my counselors(Holy
Spirit of Love).
25 My soul is laid low in the dust. Revive me according to your word!
26 I declared my ways, and you answered me. Teach me your statutes.
27 Let me understand the teaching of your precepts! Then I will meditate on
your wondrous works.
28 My soul is weary with sorrow. Strengthen me according to your word.
29 Keep me from the way of deceit. Grant me your law graciously!
30 I have chosen the way of truth (Love). I have set my heart (Love) on
31 I cling to (Love) your statutes, YHVH. Don't let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the path (seek the love) of your commandments, For you have
set my heart (Love) free.
33 Teach me, YHVH, the way (Love) of your statutes. I will keep them
to the end (Mark 13:13).
34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law. Yes, I will obey (Love) it
with my whole heart.
35 Direct me in the path(Messiah did this for us) of your commandments,
For I delight(find Love) in them.
36 Turn my heart (Love) toward your statutes, Not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways.
38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, That you may be feared.
39 Take away my disgrace that I dread, For your ordinances are good.
40 Behold, I long (yearn) for your precepts (Love)! Revive me in your
41 Let your loving kindness also come to me, YHVH, Your salvation (Love),
according to your word (of Love).
42 So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in your word
43 Don't snatch the word of truth(Love) out of my mouth, For I put my hope (desire) in
your ordinances (of Love).
44 So I will obey (Love) your law (of
Love) continually, Forever and ever.
45 I will walk in liberty, For I have sought your precepts.
46 I will also speak of your statutes before kings, And will not be put to shame.
47 I will delight myself (find Love) in your commandments, Because
I love them.
48 I reach out my hands for your commandments, which I love. I will meditate on
your statutes (of Love).
49 Remember your word (of Love) to your servant, Because you gave me hope(of
50 This (Love) is my comforting my affliction, For your word(of Love) has revived me.
51 The arrogant mock me excessively, But I don't swerve from your law(of Love).
52 I remember your (Loving) ordinances of old, YHVH, And have comforted
53 Indignation has taken hold on me, Because of the wicked who forsake
your law (of Love).
Do you find yourself feeling this way too?
54 Your statutes have been my songs(of Love), In the house where
55 I have remembered your name, YHVH, in the night (a yearning), And I obey (Love) your law.
56 This is my way (of Love), that I keep your precepts.
57 YHVH is my portion. I promised to obey(Love of and Marriage to) your words.
58 I sought your favor(GRACE) with my whole heart(of Love). Be merciful to
me according to your word(of Love).
59 I considered my (old) ways, And turned my steps(repentance of "Self-centeredness") to
your (YHVH centered) statutes (of Love).
60 I will hurry, and not delay, To obey (Love) your commandments.
61 The ropes of the wicked (selfishness) bind me, But I won't forget your law
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you, because of your righteous ordinances
63 I am a friend of all those who fear you, Of those who (lovingly) observe your precepts.
64 The earth is full of your loving kindness, YHVH. Teach me your statutes
65 Do good to (Love) your servant, According to your word (of Love), YHVH.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge (by Your Holy Spirit of Love),
For I believe in (Love) your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted, I went astray; But now I observe your word.
68 You are good (Love), and do good (Love). Teach me your statutes (of
69 The proud have smeared a lie upon me. With my whole heart (Love), I will keep
70 Their heart is as callous as the fat, But I delight(find Love) in your law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted(refiner's fire), That I
may learn your statutes (of Love).
72 The law of your mouth(Love) is better to me than thousands of pieces
of gold and silver.
73 Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments
74 Those who fear you will see me and be glad, Because I have put my hope (trust or
faith) in your word (of Love).
75 YHVH, I know that your judgments (of Love) are righteous, That in faithfulness(Love) you
have afflicted(refined) me.
76 Please let your loving kindness be for my comfort, According to your word
(of Love) to your servant.
77 Let your tender mercies(of Love) come to me, that I may live; For your law
(of Love) is my delight (what I seek).
78 Let the proud (self-centered) be put to shame, for they have overthrown me
wrongfully. I will meditate(dwell) on your precepts (of Love).
79 Let those who fear you turn to me. They will know your statutes.
80 Let my heart (of Love) be blameless(seek perfection) toward your decrees
(of Love), That I may not be put to shame.
81 My soul faints for your salvation (Love). I hope in your word.
82 My eyes fail (long seek) for your word. I say, "When will you comfort
me?" (with your Love)
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke (absorbent). I don't forget
your statutes (I have absorbed your "Mindset" of
84 How many are the days of your servant? When will you execute judgment on those who
85 The proud (self-absorbed) have dug pits for me, Contrary to your law (without
86 All of your commandments (of Love) are faithful. They (the proud) persecute
me wrongfully. Help me!
87 They (the proud) had almost wiped me from the earth, But I didn't forsake your precepts
88 Preserve my life according to your loving kindness, So I will obey (Love) the statutes of
your mouth (words of Love).
89 YHVH, your word is settled in heaven forever.
90 Your faithfulness (Love) is to all generations. You have established the earth,
and it remains.
91 Your laws (of Love) remain to this day, For all things (both good & evil) serve
92 Unless your law had been my delight (desire of my heart), I would have
perished in my (Self) affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts (of Love), For with them, you have revived (Saved) me.
94 I am yours (devoted to you). Save me, For I have sought your precepts (of
95 The wicked have waited for me, to destroy me. I will consider your statutes.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection, But your commands (of
Love) are boundless.
97 How love I your law (of Love)! It is my meditation (longing for Love) all
98 Your commandments (of Love) make me wiser than my enemies, For your commandments
(of Love) are always with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, For your testimonies (of
Love) are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept your precepts (of
101 I have kept my feet (of Love) from every evil way, That I might observe your word
102 I have not turned aside from your ordinances (of Love), For you have taught
me (how to Love).
103 How sweet are your promises(of Love) to my taste, More than honey to
104 Through your precepts (of Love), I get understanding; Therefore I hate
every false (unloving) way.
105 Your word (of Love) is a lamp (Guiding Light) to
my feet, And a light (of Love) for my path.
106 I have sworn (Marriage Vow of Love), and have confirmed it, That I will obey (Love) your
107 I am afflicted very much (by the proud). Revive me, YHVH, according
to your word.
108 Accept, I beg you, the willing offerings of my mouth (vows of Love). YHVH,
teach me your ordinances.
109 My soul is continually in my hand, Yet I won't forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I haven't gone astray from your precepts.
111 I have taken your testimonies (of Love) as a heritage forever, For
they are the joy of my heart (Love).
112 I have set my heart (Love) to perform your statutes forever, Even to
the end (Mark 13:13).
113 I hate double-minded men, But I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers, That I may keep the commandments of my G-d.
116 Uphold me according to your word, that I may live (have eternal life).
Let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold me up, and I will be safe, And will have respect(Love) for your statutes continually.
118 You reject all those who stray from your statutes (of Love),
For their deceit is in vain.
119 You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross. Therefore I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of (losing) you. I am afraid of your judgments (on
121 I have done what is just and righteous. Don't leave me to my oppressors.
122 Ensure your servant's well-being. Don't let the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes fail looking for your salvation, For your righteous word (of Love).
124 Deal with your servant according to your loving kindness Teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant. Give me understanding, That I may know your testimonies.
126 It is time to act, YHVH, For they break your law.
127 Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, Yes, more than pure
128 Therefore I consider all of your precepts to be right. I hate every false
129 Your testimonies are wonderful, Therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to
the simple (College Degrees and genius not required).
131 I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for your commandments (of Love).
132 Turn to me, and have mercy on me, As you always do to those who love your
name (reputation of Love).
133 Establish my footsteps in your word. Don't let any iniquity have dominion
over me (help me to become perfect).
134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, So I will observe your precepts (of
135 Make your face to shine on your servant. Teach me your statutes (of Love).
136 Streams of tears run down my eyes, Because they don't observe your law (of Love).
137 You are righteous, YHVH. your judgments are upright.
138 You have commanded your statutes (of Love) in righteousness. They are fully
139 My zeal(yearning for your Love) wears me out, Because my enemies ignore
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, And your servant loves them.
141 I am small and despised. I don't forget your precepts (of Love).
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness. Your law (of Love) is
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me. Your commandments (of Love) are
144 Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may
live (have eternal life).
145 I have called with my whole heart (Intent of Love). Answer me, YHVH! I will
keep your statutes (of Love).
146 I have called to you. Save me! I will obey (Love) your statutes.
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help. I put my hope in your words.
148 My eyes stay open through the night watches, That I might meditate on your word.
149 Hear my voice according to your loving kindness Revive me, YHVH, according
to your ordinances (of Love).
150 They draw near who follow after wickedness. They are far from your law.
151 You are near, YHVH. All your commandments (of Love) are truth.
152 Of old I have known from your testimonies, That you have founded them forever.
153 Consider my affliction (imperfections), and deliver me, For I don't forget
154 Plead my cause, and redeem me! Revive me according to your promise
155 Salvation is far from the wicked, For they don't seek your statutes.
156 Great are your tender mercies, YHVH. Revive me according to your ordinances.
157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries. I haven't swerved from your testimonies.
158 I look at the faithless with loathing, Because they don't observe your word.
Do you find yourself feeling this way too ?
159 Consider how I love your precepts. Revive me, YHVH, according to your loving
160 All of your words are truth. Every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever.
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause, But my heart (of Love) stands
in awe of your words.
162 I rejoice at your word, As one who finds great spoil (Spiritual treasure
163 I hate and abhor falsehood. I love your law.
164 Seven times a day, I praise you, Because of your righteous ordinances.
165 Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them
166 I have hoped for your salvation, YHVH. I have done your commandments.
167 My soul has observed your testimonies. I love them exceedingly.
168 I have obeyed (Loved) your precepts and your testimonies, For
all my ways are before you.
169 Let my cry come before you, YHVH. Give me understanding according to your word.
170 Let my supplication come before you. Deliver me according to your word.
171 Let my lips utter praise, For you teach me your statutes.
172 Let my tongue sing of your word, For all your commandments are righteousness (Love).
173 Let your hand be ready to help me, For I have chosen your precepts.
174 I have longed for your salvation, YHVH. Your law (of Love) is my delight (and
175 Let my soul live, that I may praise you. Let your ordinances (of Love) help
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep (not perfect). Seek your servant, for
I don't forget (don't stop seeking) your commandments (of Love).
Now once we realize that those, who seek to keep YHVH's Laws (Commandments, Precepts,
Judgments, Statutes, Ordinances, Testimonies, Words, Vows), are in reality the same ones
who LOVE YHVH; then all we have to do is look at Psalms 119 again to see the evidences
that YHVH LOVES us back, because He gives us LOVE in the form of:
- Favor (Grace)
- Freedom (Liberty)
- Gratitude (Thankfulness)
- Great Peace
- Inner knowledge
- Joy (Inner Songs, Rejoicing)
- Loving Kindness
- Meditation (Happy Thoughts)
- No Stumbling
- Purity (Sinlessness)
- Refinement (through Fire)
- Respect (Reverence)
- Righteousness (Righteous Indignation)
- Salvation (Life)
- Safety (Security)
- Spiritual Renewal (Revival)
- Wisdom (Understanding, Light)
- Zeal (for the Words of YHVH)