Righteousness does not come by:
YHWH’s Law + Man’s Law
The true equation for righteousness is this:
YHWH’s Law + Walking with God
These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, and perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God.
YHWH’s law was given to us to negate the validity of solidifying all other forms of law that will lead to us being under a system of bondage rather than relationship with the Creator.
Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of YHWH your God that I give you.
We are not to eat from the tree of our own knowledge. Grow in wisdom? Yes!! But not while walking apart from the direct leadership of our Creator.
Do we illegitimately seek to be like the Creator by knowing “good and evil”, so that we can carry it out in our lives apart from Him? If we do, we walk away from life and we “will surely die”. If we hold His hand, we don’t need to know exactly where He is leading us – because He does know, and that’s what matters. We just need to let go and let Him lead. In fact, this is the only way there is, because it is impossible for us to ever know what He knows. He is the Eternal Creator.
The wrong way to seek wisdom may only be subtly different than the way of truth according to our own perspective; but the difference makes all the difference in the world.
If we can let go, and let God lead, we will find fullness of goodness, pleasure and joy in our lives. We will find life.
“Trust in YHWH with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him; then he will level your paths.
Don’t be conceited about your own wisdom; but fear YHWH and turn from evil. This will bring health to your body and give strength to your bones.”
“Now YHWH said to Abram, “Get yourself out of your country, away from your kinsmen and away from your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you.”
“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns; broken cisterns That can hold no water.”