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Yeshua would… keep The Commandments

"I have kept my Father's commandments" (John 15:10).

"If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments" (Matthew 19:17).

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4).

"...teaching them [new converts] to observe all things I have commanded you... " (Matthew 28:20).

"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets" (Matthew 5:17). "For assuredly I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled/ completed" (verse 18).

"Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven" (verse 19).

Jesus Christ came to set the record straight regarding the law of God. He obeyed it perfectly and commands us to follow His example and teaching. Of course we cannot live up to his perfect example, even though that should be our desire and intent. Jesus did not live by the law of God to deliver us from the obligation to obey it. He lived a sin free life and died to deliver us from the death penalty for our sins because we have all broken the law. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus offers to live in us. But he does not live for us.

John 15:10 “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love”.

Luke 23:56, “…And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.”

Some said Jesus did away with the ten commandments. They say that by leading a sinless life, He fulfilled them for us. Although it is true that Jesus lead a sinless life (Heb 4:15), does that mean He wanted us to continue in sin? What did Jesus teach about each of the ten commandments? At risk of repetition, His teachings are quoted in this section as often as they are quoted in the New Testament. Before you read them, ask yourself, if Jesus was doing away with the ten commandments, why would He have spent so much time teaching people to keep them and allowed so much space in the New Testament to be devoted to them?

Commandment 1

"You shall worship YHWH your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Mat 4:10).

"You shall love YHWH your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and the great commandment" (Mat 22:37).

"And you shall love YHWH your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment" (Mk 12:30).

"You shall worship YHWH your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Luke 4:8).

So Yeshua said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. Luke 18:19

Yeshua said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' John 20:17

Yeshua said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. John 4:21-23

Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving[d] that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?"

Yeshua answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, YHWH our God, YHWH is One. And you shall love YHWH your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'[e] This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

So the scribe said to Him, "Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He. And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul,[h] and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Now when Yeshua saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." Mark 12:28-34

Yeshua spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Yeshua Messiah whom You have sent. John 17: 1-4

Yeshua said, In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name… Matthew 6:9

My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. John 10:29

You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I. John 14:28

For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. John 12:49

Yeshua therefore said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me." John 8:28

Yeshua said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me; for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me." John 8:42

"But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges., John 8:50

I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. John 5:30

Yeshua answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. John 14:23

Commandment 2

"You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Mat 4:10).

"You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Luke 4:8).

"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" (John 4:24).

"But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam...to eat things sacrificed to idols" (Rev 2:14).

"Nevertheless, I have a few things against you, because you allow...My servants to...eat things sacrificed to idols" (Rev 2:20).

Commandment 3

"Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men" (Mat 12:31).

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts,...blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man" (Mat 15:19-20).

Commandment 4

"What man is there among you who has one sheep, and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" (Mat 12:11-12).

"And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath" (Mat 24:20); there would be no reason to pray this if the Sabbath was not going to be in existence.

"And He said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath'" (Mk 2:27); this verse tells all who will see which day is the Lord's Day.

"And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue" (Mk 6:2).

"And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read" (Luke 4:16).

"Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths" (Luke 4:31).

"The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath...Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?" (Luke 6:5,9).

"But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath...The Lord then answered him and said, 'Hypocrite...So ought not this woman...be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?'" (Luke (13:14-16).

"'Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?'...And they could not answer Him regarding these things" (Luke 14:3,6).

"are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath?" (John 7:23).

Commandment 5

"For God commanded saying, 'Honor your father and your mother' and 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death'" (Mat 15:4).

"Honor your father and your mother" (Mat 19:19).

"Honor your father and your mother" (Mk 7:10).

"Honor your father and your mother" (Mk 10:19).

"You know the commandments:...Honor your father and your mother" (Luke 18:20).

Commandment 6

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder', and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment" (Mat 5:21-22).

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders...These are the things which defile a man" (Mat 15:19-20).

"You shall not murder" (Mat 19:18).

"...murders...All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mk 7:21,23).

"Do not murder" (Mk 10:19).

"You know the commandments:...Do not murder" (Luke 18:20).

Commandment 7

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery'. But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Mat 5:27-28).

"But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery" (Mat 5:32).

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts...adulteries, fornications...These are the things which defile a man" (Mat 15:19-20).

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery, and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery" (Mat 19:9).

"You shall not commit adultery" (Mat 19:18).

"...adulteries, fornications...All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mk 7:21,23).

"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery" (Mk 10:11-12).

"Do not commit adultery" (Mk 10:19).

"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery" (Luke 16:18).

"You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery" (Luke 18:20).

"'Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery'...And Jesus said to her...'sin no more'" (John 8:4,11).

"Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation" (Rev 2:22).

Commandment 8

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts...thefts...These are the things which defile a man" (Mat 15:19-20).

"You shall not steal" (Mat 19:18).

"It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer', but you have made it a den of thieves" (Mat 21:13).

"...thefts...All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mk 7:22-23).

"Do not steal" (Mk 10:19).

"You know the commandments:... Do not steal" (Luke 18:20).

Commandment 9

"Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord. But I say to you, do not swear at all" (Mat 5:33-34).

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts...false witness...These are the things which defile a man" (Mat 15:19-20).

"You shall not bear false witness" (Mat 19:18).

"Do not bear false witness" (Mk 10:19).

"You know the commandments:...Do not bear false witness" (Luke 18:20).

"And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars" (Rev 2:2).

Commandment 10

"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on" (Mat 6:25).

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts...These are the things which defile a man" (Mat 15:19-20).

"...covetousness...All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mk 7:22-23).

"I have kept My Father's commandments" (John 15:10).

So it is clear that Jesus taught everyone of the ten commandments and that he also kept them.