Adding and Subtracting – Deuteronomy 4:2

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Deuteronomy 4:2
Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of YHWH your God that I give you.

Do not add to and do not subtract from. Yet, what have we seen happen over the years? The southern kingdom, Judah, has added to the Torah by way of the Talmud and even other writings that have been passed down. Plus, the northern kingdom took away from the Torah. That very same mentality has continued in most churches today. Taking away from the instructions that YHWH gave us.

So what do you do? Do you add to or take away from YWHW’s commands? Have you ever considered that question before? It’s one thing to be unable to follow certain elements of His instructions like those who were banished to Babylon. Yet, it’s a completely different perspective when you are able to keep elements of the Torah and you choose not to.

Plus, we need to be mindful to not add to His instructions either. Both adding and subtracting are wrong.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until next time, shalom!

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