What does YHVH Require?
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the LORD, and His statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good. Deuteronomy 10:12-13 (KJV)
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy GOD? Micah 6:8 (KJV)
- Deuteronomy 10:12
- Deuteronomy chapter 30 (blessings & curses chapter 28)
- Isaiah 56:1-2
- Isaiah 57:15
- Jeremiah 22:1-9
- Hosea chapter 6
Note: Moses, the Prophet of YHVH taught His requirements to His people. Many centuries later Micah, the Prophet of YHVH, taught the same requirements. YHVH’s Laws do not change. Why? Because He does not change (Malachi 3:6)
Malachi is another prophet of YHVH
During the time of Micah (according to chapter 6) the people were being admonished because of their unjust ways, and for following statutes of wicked kings, namely. Kings of Israel were required to write a copy of YHVH’s Law and keep the copy close. Consider the following scriptural passage:
Requirements for the King of Israel
And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this Law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites.
And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the Words of this Law and these statutes, to do them.
That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left, to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel. Deuteronomy 17:18-20 (KJV)
Joshua chapter 1, “meditate in the Law of God, day and night”.
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the Law, which Moses my servant commanded thee; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein, for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:7-9 (KJV)
Many Centuries later Yahshua Teaches YHVH’s Law
Matthew 23:23 (read the whole chapter) Yahshua, Son of the One True and Living God, whose Name is YHVH, teaches the same as His prior prophets.
Yahshua stated that “the weightier matters of the Law” were being omitted.
Yahshua stated: “Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven, but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 5:17-20 (KJV)
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our GOD is one LORD; and thou shalt love the Lord thy GOD with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. These Words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart.
Deuteronomy 6:4-6 (KJV)
Question: What did Jesus say about the “Greatest Commandment”?
Thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 22:37-40 (KJV)
- Exodus chapters 20-23
- Leviticus 19:18
- Deuteronomy chapter 5
- Deuteronomy 6:4-5
- Matthew chapter 22
Read & Study:
Book of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and afterward read the whole of the New Testament books and letters; and notice how the writers extensively quote from the Hebrew Scriptures.
Have a great study!