Why Should We Love The Torah?

The simple answer to this question should be because we should love Jesus, who is the fulfillment of the Torah (Matt. 5:17-18). “The law [Torah] of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;” (Psalm 19:7). Jesus, the Torah, is perfect and restores the soul, bringing us back into relationship with the Father. We should delight in the law of the LORD and set our heart on studying and meditating on it day and night (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; Ezra 7:10). That person “will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” (Psalm 1:3)

But, man, what a challenge it is to love Jesus with all my heart, soul and mind! How I would love to study and meditate on Him day and night and to be firmly planted, in other words, be like Abraham who “did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.” (Rom. 4:20-21). I want to “hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Heb. 10:23). It is all about His faithfulness, not mine. And that is comforting to know…

Yet at the moment I feel like an Ephesian, having left my first love, and I trying to figure out ways to remember, repent and do the first things again. It is a challenge, but I want to do it, because He is more precious than anything. So I guess I should start meditating on the Torah, get close to Jesus again in my heart so my love can grow and my soul can be restored.