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Understanding Torah Society continuing series
September 12, 2012
In this issue
Understanding Torah Society
Repairing Broken Relationships
Question and Answer
Shalom Dear Brothers and Sisters in Mashiach Yeshua,
Humans being what we are, sometimes we just rub one another the wrong way.  Sometimes we make mistakes.  Sometimes we hurt others.  There needs to be something in place to help us to be able to rectify our differences. 

Our heavenly Father knows this and put this in place in a Torah society.  This week we look at Justice and the Legal Sytem in a Torah society.  

Along with that study is a companion study on Repairing Broken Relationships.  This takes some effort to do, as one might well expect as with anything worthwhile.  This study is a closer look at what we find described in Matthew 18 when Yeshua taught us about going to another person in private.

Then we have a question from a dear friend of mine concerning the timing of the fall feasts this year.
Understanding Torah Society - part 12 Justice and the Legal System

Matithyah (Matthew) 23:23 

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you tithe mint and anise and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the Torah, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these you ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone."


In this study we are going to focus upon justice.  However, underlying the concept of justice must always and ever be mercy and faith.  Without mercy guiding one's actions, there can be no true justice.  If one's own actions are not done in faith, there can be no justice.


Ya'aqov (James) 2:13 

For judgment is without mercy to him who has showed no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.


Mercy always outweighs justice.  Whenever possible, justice should be replaced with mercy.  This is not only appropriate, but it is demanded by Torah.  We see this example repeated from YHWH towards Israel as she continually sinned in the face of the Almighty.  Rather than giving her the judgment she deserved, He would extend mercy to Israel once again, and this repeatedly.


For a more complete treatment of justice, mercy, and faith as The Weightier Matters of Torah, please see that study.


Romans 14:23b 

... whatsoever is not of faith is sin.


Everything a person says, everything a person does, must be done in faith.  This certainly must include seeking after justice.  Justice is not simply a matter of determining facts and rendering a ruling.  Justice is about seeking YHWH.  Justice is about doing His will, not one's own will.  Justice is not about restitution nearly as much as it is about restoration.  Even though there is plenty in Torah about restitution, restitution is not the primary goal.  Rather, it is about restoring the relationship between the parties involved.  If a person does not understand this elementary principle, then such a person is not capable of rendering justice within a Torah society.


Continue reading here. PDF.
Repairing Broken Relationships - a closer look at Matthew 18 

Mashiach Yeshua understood the condition of fallen man and how he has a tendency not to walk in the light, but rather to walk in darkness. This darkness is made greater by the seeking to serve oneself rather than to serve others as Yeshua came to do and as He called us to do if we truly desire to be a part of His kingdom. One cannot be consistently putting forth self and expect to be a part of His kingdom. We must put forth Mashiach Yeshua. In doing so, then, we will do as He desires rather than doing the desires of self.

The bigger that one's family is, the more relationships that one has. And the more relationships that one has, the more potential one has for difficulties in this area. This is one of the reasons that Yeshua taught us concerning this matter on how to go about healing a relationship that is strained or broken. Strained or broken relationships happen when sin enters into a person's life. Yeshua taught us how to deal with the sin when this happens.

Matithyah (Matthew) 18:14-17
14 "Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
15 And if your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between yourself and him alone; if he hears you, then you have gained your brother.
16 But if he does not hear you, take with you one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established.
17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the assembly; and if he refuses to hear the assembly also, let him be to you as the Gentile and the publican."

Most things written today concerning the "Matthew 18 process", as it has come to be known, deal with verses 15-17 and ignore verse 14. However, may I please submit to you that those who ignore verse 14 do so at their own peril? Why? 


Continue reading here. PDF.

Question and Answer
Q and A  

Shalom, achi!

I have a question: according to your understanding, when do you think Yom Teruah will be? 09/18 or 09/19? I've heard 09/17, but that seems to make the 6th month a 28th day if my calculations are correct. 

Todah rabah, achi!

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