No Adding To Or Subtracting From Yehovah’s Word
“Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it. Deu 12:32
Psalms also carries forward this same thought.
Every word ofÂ Elohim is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. Pro 30:5-6
Yeshua never even eluded that He was adding to or talking away from Yehovah’s words which He spoke through Moses and His other prophets. He hated that the scribes and Pharisees who added so many doctrines and commandments of men to His Yehovahâ€™s eternal and unchanging ways. Quoting Isaiah, Yeshua said,
Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, â€œthis people draws nigh unto me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men [all the statutes and judgments of your elohim].” For laying aside the commandment of Elohim, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, “Full well ye reject the commandment of Elohim, that ye may keep your own tradition.” Mat 15:7-9 and Mar 7:8-9
The Jews, short for Judah which was only one of the twelve tribes of Israel, kept many of Yehovahâ€™s ways; the Sabbaths, the feasts and many others, but many kept them with an uncircumcised or unrepentant heart and they constantly added to His ways. In contrast, many â€œChristiansâ€ today have subtracted practically all of Yehovahâ€™s ways.
We will not have the praise of Elohim if we do not keep His ways; there is no adding to or subtracting from His words. All His ways are unchanging, just as He and His words, His oracles, are unchanging. Knowing this precept is another firm foundation for understanding and wisely walking in Yehovah’s way which leads to life. We must follow only His oracles, nothing more and nothing less!