Parashat Mishpatim

Parashat Mishpatim

In the Messianic Era, King Messiah will rule over the entire world. He will ‘not judge by what His eyes see, nor make a decision by what His ears hear; but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth’ (Isaiah 11:3-4). At that time, the nations will come to Zion to learn Torah from King Messiah, and He will ‘judge between nations, and will render decisions for many peoples’ so that the nations no longer need to employ violence or war to settle their disputes (Isaiah 2:4). ‘There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore’ (Isaiah 9:7).

Believers and disciples of Yeshua have already submitted to the authority of that future kingdom. We observe the Torah's standards of righteousness and justice as if King Messiah has already enforced them through His rule over the nations. We study the ‘judgments’ of Torah to learn His justice and righteousness. As we study the Torah's commandments, we learn about the administration of King Messiah, the ultimate champion of justice and righteousness. The Holy One, blessed be He, says, ‘Whoever does justice draws the redemption closer, as it says (in Isaiah 56:1), “Preserve justice and righteousness, for My salvation is about to come”‘ (Ali Ayin on Exodus Rabbah).

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