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Monday, January 31, 2011


"To Listen & Obey"

“Listening With the Ears, Eyes, and Heart”

This word is also translated as: listen, hear, obey, comprehend, discern, give heed, proclaim,
understand. In the ancient script, this concept comes from the word:
Therefore, the concept behind “Shma”-- to “Listen and Obey” is: “breathe in the revealed essence of a matter, and make it part of yourself.” Or, in the case of YHVH’s commandments:

“Through our Character, we reveal His name.”

When asked what the greatest commandment was, Yeshua quoted YHVH’s words to Moses: "Hear, O Israel ! YHVH is our Elohim, YHVH is one; and you shall love YHVH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
(Mark 12:29 referring to Deut 6:3-4)

Variations of "Shma" translated into Greek: Akouo (Akouo)

Examples of "Shma" from scripture:

Genesis 22:18 "In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."

Genesis 26:4-5 “…and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed ; because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws."

Exodus 19:5 “Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine.”

Exodus 24:7 “Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people ; and they said, "All that YHVH has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!"

Deuteronomy 4:30 "When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to YHVH your Elohim and listen to His voice.

Matthew 17:5 "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"

Luke 16:31 "But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.' "

Mark 4:23 “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear. And He was saying to them, ‘Take care what you listen to.’”


YahKheena said...

I L.O.V.E. word studies...

yep, I Love, Love, Love them!!


Moira said...

Great post!