Tuesday, 1 July 2014
God's Order of Being, The Kingdom of God
Chapter nine, the last chapter, is perhaps also the longest chapter in the book. We will split it into three parts to cover it adequately.
Where God rules, there is his Kingdom. God's Kingdom order is that which maximises mutual enrichment or blessing for all people, of all nature and God himself.
We find our own fulfillment when we understand and willingly submit to Yeshua's summary of the Law, found in Mark 2: Love God with all your heart; love neighbour as yourself.
The order of Torah begins in love which prefers the other. Love is the passionate identification with the other that seeks their good.
I then consider life and society in the light of Torah values for life and libery, concluding:
Torah gives us a completely different vision that fits our nature. We lose the right perception of this nature and live a life that is not joyful and fitting when we lose God.
Next, part two of "God's Order of Being, The Kingdom of God", chapter 9.
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