YHWH whom we know to have been manifested in the Person of Yahushua the Messiah according to the scripture is true Elohim. It is our first and primary goal to love and serve Him.
We can love and serve Him a number of ways. We look to the scripture to understand how we can accomplish this goal. Striving to accomplish this goal aligns us with the universe. We are fulfilling our purpose. Consider these verses…
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,
Everyone who is called by My Name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through Him and for Him.
We are created for Elohim’s Glory. We are created through Him and for Him. When we serve our King we are in sync with our ultimate purpose. This isn’t to say He doesn’t enjoy taking care of His children, or making us happy. If even evil men treat their kids good (in some cases) how much more will our perfect Heavenly Father treat us?
Let’s face it we are created for Him but there is nothing we can really do for Him.
What can a man give to Elohim, who is the source of all good gifts? The scripture quotes Elohim, and He tells us what we can do.
For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat.
I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink.
I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.
Naked, and you clothed Me.
I was sick, and you visited Me.
I was in prison, and you came to Me.
Then the righteous will answer Him Master, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
The King will answer and say to them,
Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.
So the answer is to help the poor, and have mercy on those less fortunate than us. Our goal is to ease the burden of the poor. Also to do what we can to make life better for our fellow man in general.
And He said to him, You shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the great and foremost commandment.
The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Stemming from a love for our Elohim YHWH we have a desire to follow His commandments. We desire this because we want to express our love for The Creator. We have discovered by study of the scripture that to exhibit our love for Him we are to follow His commandments.
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Spread the message of the bible to anyone who will hear and come to believe upon their Creator and have a desire to serve Him in these times. This includes a desire also to serve and love our fellow Christian brothers and sisters of course.
So when they had finished breakfast, Yahushua said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”
He said to Him, “Yes, Master; You know that I love You.”
He said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”
He said to Him, “Yes, Master; You know that I love You.”
He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”
Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”
And he said to Him, “Master, You know all things; You know that I love You.”
Yahushua said to him, “Tend My sheep.”
We should steady educate ourselves and gain enlightenment to be further equipped to serve YHWH and humanity. In order for one to gain true understanding and wisdom one must have fear of YHWH. This is the beginning of wisdom.
The fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
The fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
The Spirit of YHWH will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of YHWH.
The first step to fearing Elohim is to know that he exists. Our faith is not in whether or not He exists. His existence is our reality. Our faith is based on the belief that YHWH makes good on His Word, and will fulfill all the promises He has made. With wisdom we are able to demonstrate and prove His existence using arts such as science and history.
But sanctify Messiah as Master in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.
1 Peter 3:15
With wisdom and an understanding of the universe we can help gather the remaining flock who have yet come to believe. Our fourth goal’s purpose to educate and gain wisdom is to take the advice given in 1 Peter 3:15, and help convert non believing hearts to their Creator.
What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!’
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of Elohim over one sinner who repents.
To help gather in the lost sheep is to bring joy to Elohim our Father and to heaven.
And He said, A man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them.
And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.
Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.
So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”‘
So he got up and came to his father.
But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
But the father said to his servants, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.
Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be.
And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.’
But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him.
But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never neglected a command of yours;
and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’
And he said to him, ‘Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’