I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments [H4941 – mishpat].
Thanks to our politically correct society and a lack of guts behind the pulpit, the concept of “judgement” is not taught – except with the idea that “you shouldn’t do it.”
The Hebrew word for “judgement” is “mishpat” and it means to judge (as in a court case) what is right and what is wrong. This is not only with regard to a decision about one’s eternal destination, but also refers to judging what is right and what is wrong, according to His standards.
Unfortunately, today’s religious leaders have taken Yeshua’s words out of context and issued a blanket statement saying that you shouldn’t judge at all . . . especially if it has to do with judging right and wrong, according to the Father’s Torah.
You remember . . . the very Torah that the Father said it would bless you to keep (v1)?
Check out: Psalm 119:1 – The Path to Blessing
But the heart of David says right here that you cannot praise the Father with an upright heart unless you learn these judgements!
What does that say about those who refuse to learn, or even disdain judgement?
What are the Father’s judgements? Here’s a quick refresher:
Obeying the Father’s commands (righteousness) = Good!
Disobeying the Father’s commands (sin – 1 John 3:4) = Bad!
So learn and live by the Father’s “mishpat”! You cannot truly praise the Father with an upright heart without this knowledge.
And yes, I know . . . you feel that as long as your “heart” is right, the Father hears you. You’ve been told that from your leaders and have adopted that reasoning as truth, but the wisest man that ever lived said:
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law (Torah), even his prayer is an abomination.
You decide who is right . . . your pastor . . . your intentions . . . or the Word of our Creator?