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Deuteronomy 32: Song of Moses, song of the redeemed

“If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.” (1John 1:10–2:2 NASB)

Being “Torah-observant” is not a “holier than thou” pursuit of perfection. Rather, it’s about listening to the Creator, observing where our lifestyles diverge from Heaven’s instructions and seeking return to the LORD’s ways. That restoration is possible by the perfect Atonement Offering, the Mashiakh (Christ). That’s the lesson of the Torah reading הַאֲזִינוּ Ha’azinu (“listen”) and a good preview of Yom haKippurim (Day of Atonement).

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1st John 1–3 — What the Apostle John tells us about fellowship

When we keep God’s commandments and give and receive forgiveness, we can have wonderful fellowship with our fellow believers and with Yeshua Himself. When we keep God’s commandments, we abide in Him and receive the gifts that God wants for us. When we ask according to His will, we will learn God’s will for us and provide our needs.

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