One Torah for All


One Torah shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.

Exodus 12:49



Searching for Truth

Mattithyah [Matthew] 7:7 
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

From the moment a person is born until the day he dies, he is searching.  Babies search for that next meal by crying in an attempt to communicate their needs to their parents.  As a person grows, he continues to search.  Sadly, many live their whole lives searching, not even knowing for what they are searching.  Many others have a slight inkling of what they are looking for, but simply look in all the wrong places.

If a person grows up with a Judeo-Christian background, then he is taught to seek inside the structure of organized religion, i.e., the church.  In this case, it really doesn’t matter which denomination one searches, they are all offering the same basic menu.

Still others look for what they seek in the person of a good leader, whether that leader is within organized religion or a political leader or some other type of reformer.  After following a particular leader for a period of time, the person learns that he does not have what the person is searching for and so he turns to look for a new leader.

During all this searching, some will even turn to the Scripture and search within its pages for that which they seek. 

Yochanan [John] 5:39-40 
39 “You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of Me;
40 and you will not come to Me, that you may have life.”

There are those who even venerate the Scripture to the point that it is worshipped.  Sadly, this will not give any person eternal life as it only amounts to idolatry.  Our Creator gave us this book in order to give us instructions on how to find Him.  If a person studies and memorizes the Scriptures so as to know all that it contains, and yet never seeks out the Person of whom the Scriptures so frequently testify, then all that knowledge is of no use to such a person.

Mashiach Yeshua is the embodiment of truth.  He is the truth.  This is what each person is born to find and it is He each person seeks, many never coming to realize this simple, yet profound truth.

Each person’s path of learning should draw him ever nearer to our Creator.  If it does not, then how can that be the correct path upon which to walk?  When one understands that all true knowledge is from the Creator, then one can see that, when all knowledge is founded in Mashiach Yeshua, then it will indeed lead one into a closer relationship with Him.

What is the point of studying Scripture if one does not draw closer to Yeshua as a result?  Simply studying Scripture to prove one’s own point of view is not a valid reason to study, nor does it do anything to bring one into a closer relationship with Mashiach Yeshua.

May everything that we do and everything that we say bring us ever closer to Yeshua, for when this happens, we grow closer to one another as a natural by-product of that growing relationship!

ABBA YHWH, open our eyes and guide our steps to be ever seeking You; in Mashiach Yeshua’s name. Amein.



Zerubbabel ben Emunah


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