Everyone likes to do things of their own free will. But what about the 7 Noahide commandments?
Do we also do them because our intellect requires it, or maybe because of the divine order?
The book 'Deuteronomy', which we start reading this Shabbat, is different from the previous four books. However, the difference of this book is reflected in the fact that it was spoken by Moses from his own mouth.
Moses transferred the words of the Torah in the previous books to the people of Israel as a messenger only, without involving his personality and intelligence. Whereas in the book 'Deuteronomy' the divine message was delivered through the mind and thought of Moses, so it appears as if it was "from his own mouth", but actually it was the will of God as spoken from the throat of Moses. Laws made by humans may change according to circumstance. But laws made by the Creator remain the same for all people at all times.
God's Will, should have an influence on all the parts of our soul. In our minds, our feelings, and our thoughts. In this way, we connect all our inner forces to the service of God.
The reward of those who do the 7 commandments because they were
given to Moses at Mount Sinai is greater than those who do them only because their intellect says so. The seven commandments which Noahides observe are essentially kept because they were commanded by Moses on Mount Sinai. In doing so, they fulfill God's will for a refined world and this is the best preparation for the redemption that will be not only for the Jewish people but also for the Noahides.
Brought By Rabbi Moshe Bernestein
Rabbi Moshe Bernestein is a writer and a Community Rabbi in Netanya, Israel. He believes in making connections between the Jewish People and the Noahides worldwide in order to share and enhance the knowledge of the Torah's Universal Code for Humanity and fulfil Isaiah's Prophecy 11:9 " And the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the oceans".
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