The Torah is a teaching, a continual guidance,
and instruction. It is not static; it is continually
happening on an on-going basis.
It comes from the same root as the word
teacher מורה , and also the word
for parents הורים .
This indicates that the Torah functions
both a teacher and as a parent.
The Holy Spirit רוח הקודש is
the person who is both a teacher
and a parent. Thus as an individual listens
to His voice, and obeys Him, שומע בקול ,
the Torah is changing to fit circumstances
and situations, and is fulfilling the righteousness
of the LORD.
The prophet Jeremiah describes this
in Jeremiah 32:23 when HaShem says
“I will write my Torah in their hearts.”
נתתי את תורתי בקרבם
ועל לבם אכתבנה:
This happens when a person receives
the Messiah Yeshua משיח ישוע as
his or her LORD.
The person begins to hear the voice
of the LORD as a result of coming
into a personal relationship, as in a marriage,
with HaShem. This fulfills the words
of the prophet that HaShem put
into his mouth when he says in
“And they all shall know me”
כי כולם ידעו אותי
It also fulfills the word of the
prophet Hosea in Hosea 2:21-22
when HaShem says
” I will betroth you to me forever,
I will betroth you to me
in righteousness, in judgment,
in mercy, and in compassions;
I will betroth you to me in faith,
and you shall know the LORD.”
וארשתיך לי לעולם
וארשתיך לי באמונה
וידעת את יהוה:
Then the person really begins to keep
the Torah as result of an active
relationship with HaShem
through the guidance of the
Holy Spirit רוח הקודש .
This is in contrast to the LAW חוק
which is a different Hebrew word.
LAW or choq חוק means a
fixed, unchanging decree.
“When he gave the sea his decree,
that the waters should not pass
when he appointed
the foundations of the earth.”
בשומו לים חוקו
ומים לא יעברו פיו
בחוקו מוסדי ארץ:
“You have set a bound
that they may not pass over;
that they turn not again
to cover the earth.”
The understanding of this contrast
builds faith in the heart of each Jew
who has newly prayed to receive
the Messiah Yeshua משיח ישוע
into his or her heart.