“This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.”
(Ezra 7:6 KJV)
The Torah was given by God to Moshe so that he could bring it to the people and explain Who God is and what He wants from man. It was to Moshe that God made Himself known and gave the instructions to set before his people and to teach his people.
“This is the Instruction that Moshe set before the Children of Israel,”
(Deuteronomy 4:44 SB)
Having put the Instructions of God before the Children of Israel they were able to choose to follow them or to ignore them. Today also everybody is free to either ignore those instructions or to follow them. It is up to the people to come to see the given Books as authoritative. When knowing that after the Chumash (or Pentateuch) God kept giving His Words to chosen men who wrote it down in His Name it should become clear that we should consider them as one unit, all being there to instruct or edify ourselves. None of those things were written down from the writers intention alone. Even rebbe Jeshua did not speak the words from himself.
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you*, I do not speak from myself; but the Father who is abiding in me; he is doing the works.”
(John 14:10 MLV)
“All Scripture is God breathed and is profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for education which is in righteousness,in order that the man of God may be complete, completely equipped *for every good work.”
(2 Timothy 3:16–17 MLV)
“And because of this, we also are constantly giving-thanks to God, that, when you* accepted the word of God from our report, you* accepted it not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God which is also working in you* who believe.”
(1 Thessalonians 2:13 MLV)
We may assume, or better, we should believe that all Scripture is God-Breathed and as inspired by God it is the best Guide for mankind to follow, profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. When reading and following the guidelines from that Book of books man is able to become a man of God being completed by His Words, equipped for every good work. Because those Words are from a Father Who loves His children and wants the best for them.
“For whom Jehovah loveth he reproveth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”
(Proverbs 3:12 ASV)
“Now it was not written, ‘It was counted to him,’ because of him only;but also, because of us to whom it is about to be counted, who believe on him who lifted up Jesus our Lord from the dead,”
(Romans 4:23–24 MLV)
By being from the same Most High Authority all the assembled books (the Torah, Nevim, Kethuvim Aleph and Kethuvim Bet) have a golden filament or are different arrows being shot at the same target or hitting the same butt. In the past, people already came to see, how it was natural that those Writings should be considered a coherent body of writing given by the One God Who is like none other, through not just one special “author,” Moshe, but by all those who came after him and were chosen to take up the same task. When looking at that library of books one can also see that everting turns around those Laws given to Moshe and around the promises God gave in the Gan Eden and to Abraham, concerning a destroyer of death and future saviour and king of a great people of God. By hearing all those words of prophesy and by seeing how many prophesies already became a reality, we can be filled with the same hope the ancient People of God had. As they received all those writings to learn from, we too can learn from them.
“For* as many things as were written beforehand were written *for our instruction, in order that through endurance and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
(Romans 15:4 MLV)
“And we have the steadfast prophetic word; to which you* are doing well, taking-heed, as to a lamp appearing in a dreary place, until the day might dawn and the light-bearer might rise in your* hearts.Knowing this first, that every prophecy of Scripture becomes not from your* own interpretation.For* no prophecy was ever brought about by the will of man; but the holy men of God spoke the word being carried by the Holy Spirit.”
(2 Peter 1:19–21 MLV)
There may be many who think the forty days and forty nights (Exod. 24:18; 34:28; Deut. 9:9; 10:10) was too long a time for short legal collections such as Shemoth chs 21-23 to have been conveyed to Moshe, and thus traditions developed that he received the entire written Torah from God at that point; according to the classical rabbis, Moshe simultaneously received the oral law, which served as the authoritative interpretation of the written law. In other words, the concept of the divinely inspired Torah expanded to include the Written Torah and all that would derive from it. The Written Torah, according to all rabbinic sources (which are followed by the early church), included events before the time of Moshe — the book of Genesis, which thus represents God’s authoritative narration to Moshe of the early history of the world and of Abraham and his family — and the death of Moses. Some rabbinic sources suggest that the final chapter of the Torah, Devarim ch 34, which narrates the death of Moshe, was dictated by God to Moshe, who wrote it with his tears. The view that the Torah is the divine word mediated by Moshe or Moses was the standard view through the Renaissance.
With those books we can come to live the life God wants us to have. It shall also provide us with the tools, knowledge and know-how to make this life not to difficult for ourselves. By studying the Word of God we shall receive the necessary skills to endure this present world, which is in the hands of the adversary of God. But we always shall have to make ourself strong not to fall for our human desires. We have to keep the compass and follow the right direction of God’s arrows. In the end it shall be important to live and breath in unity with the Most High Communicator. Our relationship with Him should be of the most high importance. When we take care we have a good relationship with Him all the rest shall follow.
When we richly welcome God’s Word every day it will bit by bit germinate like a small grain to become a richly filled tree bringing forth good fruits.
Israel could see the wonders of the Most High. We only have the words of the prophets and those Words from God assembled in the Bestseller of all times. It is up to ourselves to come to live according to the Words of Scripture and to bear-fruit to God, casting away the fruits of the ungodly world, to the glory and praise of God.
“Therefore, we should always offer up a sacrifice of praising through him to God, that is, the fruit of our lips confessing to his name.But do not forget the practice of good* and fellowship; for God is well pleased with such sacrifices.”
(Hebrews 13:15–16 MLV)
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