“For what was impossible for the Torah—since it was weakened on account of the flesh—God has done. Sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as a sin offering, He condemned sin in the flesh”Romans 8:3
The idea of the gasoline powered vehicle to be to be used for human and commercial transportation is a fabulous idea! In fact, a century of innovations and further inventions have made cars and trucks a permanent part of our everyday life. So why do we only tolerate them instead of loving them? It’s because cars break down and need repairs. Rubber wears out, metal breaks down, paint fades, wires break, and we crash these machines into one another. It’s not the idea of the vehicle that is bad; it’s the execution that breaks down.
“For I know that nothing good dwells in me—that is, in my flesh. For to will is present in me, but to do the good is not. For the good that I want, I do not do; but the evil that I do not want, this I practice. But if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I doing it, but sin that dwells in me. (Romans 7:18 – 20) So it is with the Torah of God. “So then, the Torah is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.” (Romans 7:12), yet we have a hard time implementing the concept. Vehicles are weak because of their parts and humans are weak because of our fallen human nature. If vehicle inventors ever create parts that last forever, they will do for vehicles what Yeshua did for us; be strong, not weak, in the flesh.
The next time your car is in the shop, thank God that Yeshua is the permanent perfect keeper of God’s Torah. He did for us what we could never do for ourselves. The Torah tells me how crooked I am. Yeshua reveals the truth, sets me free, and tries to straighten me out. Live carefully!