1.1.1. BELIEVE IN YHVH -
9 Instructions found both in OT & NT
"I am YHWH your Elohim, who rescued you from slavery in Egypt. "Do not worship any other gods besides me.
The first Commandment is to have faith in YHVH your Elohim and acknowledge Himas the only God. He is the One who led you out of Egypt and this relates to the factthat believers are actually part of Israel and that they are brought out of Egypt (sinand bondage) to be a light to the nations so that all nations would become part ofIsrael (Righteous people of Elohim) eventually.
believe in YHVH
Who brought you out of Egypt(Bondage).
acknowledge the Unity of YHVH
love YHVH with all your heart
and soul andstrength.
- Deu_6:13,Rom_3:18, 2Co_7:1, Eph_5:21, Php_2:12,
- Deu_6:13, Exo_23:25,Mat_4:10, Mat_6:24,
- Deu_6:13, Lev_19:12,Mat_5:34,
Swear only by His Name, and not to swear falsely
(Mistranslation in Matthew - detail found in the teaching by Nehemiah Gordon)
- Deu_28:9,Joh_14:15 , Rom_8:4,
Keep His Commandments
and walk inHis ways
- Lev_19:2,Rom_11:16, Eph_5:27, 1Pe_1:16,
because YHVH isHoly
Not tempt YHVH
, not believing His promises &warnings. Do not murmur and complain or follow man's ways testing YHVH'spatience and mercy by your unbelief.
1.1.2. DO NOT CREATE GRAVEN IMAGES OR WORSHIP IDOLS & FALSE GODS
"Do not make idols of any kind, whether in the shape of birds or animals or fish. You must never worship or bow down to them, for I, YHWH your Elohim, am a jealous Elohim who will not share your affection with any other gods! I do not leave unpunished the sins of those who hate me, but I punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations. But I lavish my love on those who love me and obey my commands,even for a thousand generations.