Judaism: The Pertinence Of Obedience Between Man And God

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These sacred texts of Judaism showed the pertinence of obedience between man and God. In the life of Moses we see the expected perfect obedience to God from someone who became one of His chosen people. There is a tradition of belief in religion that we as humans are nothing compared to God and must not only obey Him but also humble ourselves before Him. Moses in his dialogues (between himself and God and also himself and others) along with his deeds was a living testament to being commanded by and then undoubtedly obeying God. He led a life that was pleasing to the Lord in obedience and the story of his life serves as the paradigm of the life all followers of Judaism should live as well. These texts showed the obedience to God and the establishment …show more content…

Ezra reinforces the observance of the Torah as he cries to God that “our iniquities are overwhelming” and repents for their sins especially those of the behavior between the men and women (Voorst pg.50). Jewish views on marriage include that no man is good without a wife and no woman is good without a husband. In order to keep the culture of Semitism, Jewish families encourage if not expect their children to marry Jewish only. They also expect there to be no divorce. Marriage is celebrated in the house of Yhwh and as it says in most modern ceremonies “What God has brought together, man shall not bring apart” as a marriage vow. The spouses are joined with God as a witness and so separation or divorce would be taking that in vain of God’s name. Marriage is seen as not only a spiritual relationship between two people but also one between them and God. Judaism looks at marriage with a dual-offering of both companionship and also procreation. It is because of this that even after events such as the Holocaust where Jews were dispersed all over the world that they have been able to hold on to their religious and cultural roots. They have kept their faith going in this world until the time of today. No …show more content…

For most (if not all) humans their genitalia are the most intimate parts of their body. For a man that would be his penis and most men if asked to give their penis up would say no because it is a sign of manhood. But giving that (or a part of that) to God is a sign of your love for Him. Looking at the anatomy of a male when he is completely naked he is still not entirely naked because the foreskin of the penis still covers part of him- the most intimate part of him. In circumcision the most sensitive parts of the penis are removed from the male. Some people might say that the circumcised penis is even more sensitive than an uncircumcised one. For the Jewish male he is most intimately exposed now and I believe that is the relationship that God wanted with man. When we think about obedience to God it is the concept of loving God that comes to mind. When we think about loving someone we think about doing anything for them. You hear stories of parents who give up their kidneys and organs for their children who are sick and etc. Being able to give something that means so much to you to someone such as God, who has done do much for you, is probably one of the greatest signs of love.

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