Some may disagree with me about this, but certain parts of Scripture were intended for certain people at certain times. What was directed specifically toward Israel is what is specifically directed toward Israel. This is what is called context. We must understand the culture, the author, the original audience, etc.
In recent days, I have seen a rise of those who seek to embrace the Old Testament. There is nothing wrong with that. I believe that these people sincerely want to honor the whole of Scripture. These individuals want to honor the feasts and celebrations of that culture. I don’t see anything wrong with that. I do have a few questions, and maybe those who embrace this Hebrew Roots movement can answer this.
How much of the Pentateuch do we obey? I was reading all the laws about a menstruating woman. Should I stay away from my wife until she is finished? Do we still stone adulterers and adulteresses as well as disobedient children? How far do we go with this?
I want to encourage each reader to prayerfully search the Scriptures and study the original context. Know the culture of that day. Understand the covenants and their implications. Most importantly, display grace and love to those who interpret differently. Ultimately, there is only one interpretation (2 Peter 1:20). We don’t get to make the call. If we truly want to know God’s heart, the Holy Spirit will reveal truth to us. It’s time to put the scissors away and seek God’s face and know God’s heart.