Do you want a wedding or a marriage?

Here is the claim…

The 10 Commandments/Words are better, more applicable, and more important for Believers than the Torah.All we need are the 10 Words to live a holy/godly life.

And here is my thought on that today:
Accepting the 10 Words while disposing of the rest of the Torah is like wanting the wedding and not the marriage. You want the moment of bliss at the beginning, but aren’t willing to see it through until the end. Vows are important; but the every-day life that illustrates those vows is just as important. Vows without a marriage s nothing just like faith without works is dead (says James) or charisms without love is dead (says Paul). One “proves” the other.

Just as a wife is faithful and devoted and submissive to her husband every day, so we need to be faithful, devoted, and submissive to G-d’s revealed desire for His people every day. As a husband commits himself to his wife and serves her with joy and devotion, so we should commit ourselves to study and action of the Torah with joy and devotion to G-d.

G-d loves his bride that he married at Sinai:

Jer 31:32 [The new covenant] will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers on the day I took them by their hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt; because they, for their part, violated my covenant, even though I, for my part, was a husband to them,” says ADONAI.

And he expects us to be faithful as that bride. On a side note, you may think the bride of Messiah is the Church and not Israel. Well G-d already got married once. So we might need to rethink that idea. did G-d get divorced? Is G-d a polygamist? Can each of the persons in the trinity be married? what if the “church” is not a new bride? Just something to think about ;)

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