02/21/21

Laws for the Kings of Israel


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Laws for the Kings of Israel

February 27, 2021

 

[I know most of us know what these laws are, but do we see the same thing in our presidents? Ourselves?]

 

(Deu 17:14-15) When thou art come unto the land which Yahweh thy Almighty giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me; 17:15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom Yahweh thy Almighty shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.


 

[No stranger should rule over the land Yahweh has given to His people. We have done the opposite as commanded more than once. We in Michigan have elected a governor from Canada once upon a time and she allowed them to dump their toxic waste in our state in spite of our high water table and the possible pollution of the Great Lakes which surround us.]


 

(Du 17:16) But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: for as much as Yahweh hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.


 

(2Ch 9:23-25) And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that Almighty had put in his heart. 2Ch 9:24 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year. 9:25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.


 

(Jer 42:15-22) And now therefore hear the word of Yahweh, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the Almighty of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there; 42:16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die. 42:17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them. 42:18 For thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the Almighty of Israel; As mine anger and My fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall My fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more. 42:19 Yahweh hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah; Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you this day. 42:20 For ye dissembled H8582in your hearts, when ye sent me unto Yahweh your Almighty, saying, Pray for us unto Yahweh our Almighty; and according unto all that Yahweh our Almighty shall say, so declare unto us, and we will do it. 42:21 And now I have this day declared it to you; but ye have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh your Almighty, nor any thing for the which He hath sent me unto you. 42:22 Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn.

Dissemble H8582 A primitive root; to vacillate, that is, reel or stray (literally or figuratively); also causatively of both: - (cause to) go astray, deceive, dissemble, (cause to, make to) err, pant, seduce, (make to) stagger, (cause to) wander, be out of the way.

[We know some did return to Egypt for they were the ones to give a translation to the Catholics. There is still a strong Jewish presence in Egypt today.]

(Deu 17:17)  Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

(1Ki 11:1-8) But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;i 11:2 Of the nations concerning which Yahweh said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. 11:3  And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his Almighty, as was the heart of David his father. 11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and went not fully after Yahweh, as did David his father. 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. 11:8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

Keil & Delitzsch

The second admonition also, that the king was not to take to himself many wives, and turn away his heart (sc., from Yahweh), nor greatly multiply to himself silver and gold, can be explained without the hypothesis that there is an allusion to Solomon's reign, although this king did transgress both commands (1Ki_10:14. Deu_11:1.). A richly furnished harem, and the accumulation of silver and gold, were inseparably connected with the luxury of Oriental monarchs generally; so that the fear was a very natural one, that the future king of Israel might follow the general customs of the heathen in these respects.

(Deu 17:18-20) And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear Yahweh his Almighty, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: 17:20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

 

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 from Keil & Delitzsch

And thirdly, instead of hanging his heart upon these earthly things, when he at upon his royal throne he was to have a copy of the law written out by the Levitical priests, that he might keep the law by him, and read therein all the days of his life. כָּתַב does not involve writing with his own hand (Philo), but simply having it written. הַזֹּאת הַתֹּורָה מִשְׁנֵה does not mean τὸ δευτερονόμιον τοῦτο (lxx), “this repetition of the law,” as הַזֹּאת cannot stand for הַזֶּה; but a copy of this law, as most of the Rabbins correctly explain it in accordance with the Chaldee version, though they make mishneh to signify duplum, two copies (see Hävernick, Introduction). - Every copy of a book is really a repetition of it. From before the priests,” i.e., of the law which lies before the priests or is kept by them. The object of the daily reading in the law (Deu_17:19 and Deu_17:20) was to learn the fear of Yahweh, and to keep His commandments” (cf. Deu_5:25; Deu_6:2; Deu_14:23), that his heart might not be lifted up above his brethren, that he might not become proud (Deu_8:14), and might not turn aside from the commandments to the right hand or to the left, that he and his descendants might live long upon the throne.

 

Deuteronomy 17:18-19 from the Bible Illustrator

He shall read therein.

How we may read the Scriptures with most spiritual profit

The Holy Scripture is, as Austin saith, a golden epistle sent to us from Almighty. This is to be read diligently. “Ignorance” of Scripture is “the mother of” error, not “devotion.” “Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures” (Mat_22:29). We are commanded to “search the Scriptures” (Joh_5:39). The Greek word signifies to search as for a vein of silver. How diligently doth a child read over his father’s will and testament, and a citizen peruse his charter! With the like diligence should we read Almighty’s Word, which is our Magna Charta for heaven. It is a mercy the Bible is not prohibited. Trajan, the emperor, forbade the Jews to read in the book of the law. But there is no danger of touching this tree of Holy Scriptures; if we do not eat of this tree of knowledge we shall surely die.

I. Remove those things which will hinder your profiting.

1. Remove the love of every sin. The body cannot thrive in a fever; nor can the soul under the feverish heat of lust.

2. Take heed of the thorns which will choke the Word read. A covetous man is a pluralist; he hath such diversity of secular employments, that he can scarce find time to read; or if he doth, what solecisms doth he commit in reading! While his eye is upon the Bible, his heart is upon the world; it is not the writings of the apostles he is so much taken with, as the writings in his account book. Is this man likely to profit? You may as soon extract oils and syrups out of a flint, as he any real benefit out of Scripture.

3. Take heed of jesting with Scripture. This is playing with fire.

II. Prepare your hearts to the reading of the Word. The heart is an instrument that needs putting in tune. This preparation to reading consists in two things

1. In summoning our thoughts together to attend that solemn work we are going about. The thoughts are stragglers; therefore rally them together.

2. In purging out those unclean affections which do indispose us to reading. Many come rashly to the reading of the Word; and no wonder, if they come without preparation, that they go away without profit.

III. Read the scripture with reverence. Think every line you read Almighty is speaking to you. When Ehud told Eglon he had a message to him from Almighty, he arose from his throne (Jdg_3:20). The Word written is a message to us from Jehovah; with what veneration should we receive it!

IV. Read the books of scripture in order. Though occurrences may sometimes divert our method, yet for a constant course it is best to observe an order in reading. Order is a help to memory: we do not begin to read a friend’s letter in the middle.

V. Get a right understanding of Scripture (Psa_119:73). If the Word shoot above our head, it can never hit our heart.

VI. Read the Word with seriousness. Well may we be serious if we consider the importance of those truths which are bound up in this sacred volume. “It is not a vain thing for you, because it is your life” (chap. 32:47). If a letter were to be broken open and read, wherein a man’s whole estate were concerned, how serious would he be in reading of it! In the Scripture our salvation is concerned; it treats of the love of Christ, a serious subject (Tit_3:4).

VII. Labour to remember what you read. The memory should be like the chest in the ark, where the law was put. Some can better remember a piece of news than a line of Scripture; their memories are like those ponds where the frogs live, but the fish die.

VIII. Meditate upon what you read. Meditation is the bellows of the affections: “While I was musing the fire burned” (Psa_39:3). The reason we come away so cold from reading the Word is, because we do not warm ourselves at the fire of meditation.

IX. Come to the reading of Scripture with humble hearts. An arrogant person disdains the counsels of the Word, and hates the reproofs; is he likely to profit? “Almighty giveth grace unto the humble” (Jas_4:6). The most eminent saints have been but of low stature in their own eyes; like the sun in the zenith, they showed least when they were at the highest.

X. Give credence to the Word written. Believe it to be of Almighty; see the name of Almighty in every line. The Romans, that they might gain credit to their laws, reported that they were inspired by the gods at Rome. Believe the Scripture to be “Divinely inspired.” Whence should the Scripture come, if not from Almighty?

1. Sinners could not be the authors of Scripture. Would they indite such holy lines? or inveigh so fiercely against those sins which they love?

2. Saints could not be the authors of Scripture. How could it stand with their sanctity to counterfeit Almighty’s name, and put “Thus saith Yahweh” to a book of their own devising?

3. Angels could not be the authors of Scripture. What angel in heaven durst personate Almighty, and say, “I am Yahweh”? Believe the pedigree of Scripture to be sacred, and to come from the “Father of lights.”

XI. Highly prize the Scriptures (Psa_119:72). St. Gregory calls the Bible “the heart and soul of Almighty.” It is the library of the Holy Ghost. It is the compass by which the rudder of our wheel is to be steered; it is the field in which Christ, the Pearl of price, is hid; it is a rock of diamonds; it is a sacred “eye-salve”; it mends their eyes that look upon it; it is a spiritual optic-glass in which the glory of Almighty is resplendent; it is the “universal medicine” for the soul.

XII. Get an ardent love to the word. Prizing relates to judgment, love to the affections. “Consider how I love Thy precepts” (Psa_119:159; Rom_7:22). He is likely to grow rich who delights in his trade; “a lover of learning will be a scholar.” St. Austin tells us, before his conversion he took no pleasure in the Scriptures, but afterwards they were his “chaste delights.”

XIII. Come to the reading of the Word with honest hearts.

1. Willing to know the whole counsel of Almighty.

2. Desirous of being made better by it.

XIV. Learn to apply scripture. Take every word as spoken to yourselves.

XV. Observe the preceptive [1] part of the Word, as well as the permissive. Such as cast their eye upon the promise, with a neglect of the command, are not edified by Scripture; they look more after comfort than duty. The body may be swelled with wind as well as flesh: a man may be filled with false comfort, as well as that which is genuine and real.

[[1] I cannot find this word in my dictionary or thesaurus, so are possibly old or misspelled, but if you look for the synonym of permissive you get un permissive, preventive. So those instructions, that if we follow them will keep us from harm.]

XVI. Let your thoughts dwell upon the most material passages of Scripture. The bee fastens on those flowers where she may suck most sweetness. Though the whole contexture of Scripture is excellent, yet some parts of it may have a greater emphasis, and be more quick and pungent.

XVII. Compare yourselves with the word. See how the Scripture and your hearts agree, how your dial goes with this sun. Are your hearts, as it were, a transcript of Scripture? Is the Word copied out into your hearts?

XVIII. Take special notice of those scriptures which speak to your particular case. Were a consumptive person to read Galen or Hippocrates, he would chiefly observe what they writ about a consumption. Great regard is to be had to those paragraphs of Scripture which are most apposite to one’s present case. I shall instance only in three cases—

1. Affliction.

2. Desertion.

3. Sin.

XIX. Take special notice of the examples in scripture. Make the examples of others living sermons to you.

1. Observe the examples of Almighty’s judgments upon sinners. They have been hanged up in chains in terrorem[2]

[2]Perhaps another misspelled word from the Latin? To frighten, terrorize?]

2. Observe the examples of Almighty’s mercy to saints. Jeremy, was preserved in the dungeon, the three children in the furnace, Daniel in the lions den. These examples are props to faith, spurs to holiness.

XX. Leave not off reading in the bible till you find your hearts warmed.

XXI. Set upon the practice of what you read. “I have done Thy commandments” (Psa_119:166). A student in physic doth not satisfy himself to read over a system or body of physic, but he falls upon practising physic: the life-blood of religion lies in the practical part. So, in the text: “He shall read” in the book of the law “all the days of his life; that he may learn to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them.” Christians should be walking Bibles.

XXII. Make use of Christ’s prophetical office. He is “the Lion” of the tribe of Judah,” to whom it is given “to open the book” of Almighty, “and to loose the seven seals thereof (Rev_5:5). Christ doth so teach as He doth quicken.

XXIII. Tread often upon the threshold of the sanctuary. Ministers are Almighty’s interpreters; it is their work to expound dark places of Scripture. We read of “pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers” (Jdg_7:16). Ministers are “earthen” pitchers (2Co_4:7). But these pitchers have lamps within them, to light souls in the dark.

XXIV. Pray that Almighty will make you profit. “I am Yahweh thy Almighty, which teacheth thee to profit” (Isa_48:17). Make David’s prayer: “Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law” (Psa_119:18). Pray to Almighty to take off the veil on the Scripture, that you may understand it; and the veil on your heart, that you may believe it. Pray that Almighty will not only give you His Word as a rule of holiness, but His grace as a principle of holiness. I shall conclude all with two corollaries

1. Content not yourselves with the bare reading of Scripture, but labour to find some spiritual increment and profit. Get the Word transcribed into your hearts: “The law of his Almighty is in his heart” (Psa_37:31). Never leave till you are assimilated into the Word. Such as profit by. reading of the Book of Almighty are the best Christians alive; they answer Almighty’s cost, they credit religion, they save their souls.

2. You who have profited by reading the Holy Scriptures, adore Almighty’s distinguishing grace. (T. Watson, M. A.)

[I have not commented a lot early on, but when I do a study like this most or all of the highlighting and bold are mine to call your attention to those points that caused me to use that quote. I have in the past changed those words I find offensive when used to point to Yahweh or Yahshua to show my understanding without making that clear. There may so some of this changing in this teaching, but will not be in the future for a quote is not a quote if you change it. From time to time you will note a ‘change’ in my teachings. I believe these teachings are from Yahweh so He changes my direction or understanding I may not notice it. Please feel free to question me. This will also happen on the website, I will return to take care of typo’s and to add any additional insights I am led to share.

We do not have a king or kings ruling our land, but we readily refer to the kings of finance, industry, etc. and they do rule our land. Our Presidents cannot rule with the same authority as an ancient Easter Monarch for they must contend with Congress and the public. It’s not that they would not like to have the authority to chop off a few heads.

Let us consider a man’s rule of his household. The old ‘a man’s home is his castle’. King’s and Queen’s live in castles so should not each head of household, male or female, be guided by these same rules?

We all have free choice! So let us choose to walk with Yahweh. He blesses both the good and the bad, but He reserves the best, dearest spiritual blessings for those obedient to His heart which is laid out for us in the words of Scripture and the gift of His Son Yahshua.

May you end your journey with the determination to see it through til your redemption with the same fervor you began your journey.

If you have fallen off the path and want back on try the following: prayer, fellowship with a person who is in touch with Father, fasting, study of scripture and comparing your walk to it to see where you began to slip. All are good first steps to getting up: recognizing sin for sin which leads to repentance {return to Yahweh’s teachings and instructions}, brush off the dirt {leave the sin behind}, receive Yahweh’s forgiveness not because you are worthy but because you are loved, and lovable when in your right mind.]


 

PS Yahweh loves you even when you are disobedient, He just shows less love as with Esau. He never put out the light in the window that shines night and day to lead His straying children home

 

 

 

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