Acts 17:11

As you have gone through this life, day by day, there have been many things that you have had to learn just to be able to get through to the next day. Other things you have learned because you wanted to know how it worked, how to do it, or in order to teach it to other people. The commonality of all these is that in order for you to do, you had to first learn, or acquire the knowledge necessary, to do these things, and in order to learn, you had to be diligent, study, and then apply yourself to the subject at hand if you intended to do it well and be successful.

Being a child of Yahuwah is the same way. Do you really love our Sovereign? Then learn his commandments. For He said that if you love Him, you will obey His commandments, but you cannot obey what you do not know.

Our Eloah, whose name is Yahuwah, said through Howshea' (Hosea) the prophet that His people were being destroyed because they didn't know His law. He said it in many other places in the scriptures too and in many different ways. Every way He said it, however, it still meant that people were not obeying His Word because they didn't know what His Word was.

    Rhomaios (Romans) 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of Yahuwah, but not according to knowledge.

He has also told us in many ways, and many places, to be diligent about His law and His commandments, and that by doing so, we will know if we are doing His will. One of the best known verses on that subject is listed below. Now let's dissect this verse, see what it was translated from, and try to do exactly what it says.

    2 Timotheos (Timothy) 2:15 Make effort to present yourself accepted to Yahuwah, a worker that has no cause to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

  • MAKE EFFORT [spoo-dao'-zo] Use speed, ie, make effort, be prompt or diligent.
  • SHOW [par-is'-tay-mee] To stand beside.
  • APPROVED [dok'-ee-mos] Acceptable.
  • WORKMAN [er-gat'ace] Toiler, fig., a teacher.
  • THAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE ASHAMED [an-ep-ah'ee-skhoon-tos] Not ashamed.
  • RIGHTLY [or-thoce'] In a straight or correct manner.
  • DIVIDING [or-thot-om-eh'o] To make a straight cut.
  • WORD [log'os] Something said {including the thought}.
  • TRUTH [al-ay'-thi-a] Truth.

Any way that verse can be rendered it always comes out meaning the same thing. We must be diligent, be earnest, study, or whatever other way it can be said, to stand beside or be acceptable to Yahuwah and therefore a brother to His Son Yahushua, if we hope for eternal life.

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C.F. Castleberry