The Hebrew word derech means ‘way’ and is found 706 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. The word means path, road, distance, and journey. It also has the added meaning of ‘conduct’ and ‘action.’
With so many different world religions and Christian denominations, what is ‘The Way’ that Sha’ul (Paul) mentions in his letters? ‘The Way’ is crucial to faith in the God of Israel because the earliest followers of Yeshua of Nazareth, both Jews and gentiles, did not call themselves Christians. They didn’t enjoin themselves or convert to some new religion called Christianity. In fact, the word Christian is only found three times in the new testament and ‘The Way’ at least six times in Acts alone. The first-century Messianic community referred to themselves as ‘The Way’ and followed ‘the way’ of the Messiah and the Hebrew Scriptures.
‘And the way’ is et derech and includes the את that is the sign of Yeshua. The ‘way’ we are to ‘think’ is like Yeshua just as is written in 1 Corinthians 2:16. We are to have the ‘mind’ of Messiah using his wisdom, insight, and knowledge.
speaking in opposition to God,’ being accusing, proud, and incapable of being disciplined.