Friday, May 28, 2010


I wonder how many laws there are in Jacksonville, or all the counties in Florida, or laws of the State of Florida, or all the counties across America or all the states in America, or all the Federal laws, or even more that are in all the countries of the world? There are thousands and thousands and thousands more if you could total them all. And then think about how legislatures are constantly adding to them and changing them or doing away with some.

The record of mankind in the law and rules department is not so good. One culture holds to one system of beliefs and other cultures lean to other systems. The interesting thing about man's laws is that they fall so incredibly short of the Laws of God. The laws of man have to be added to or taken away or revised or reviewed or updated. Not so with the Laws of God.

Psalm 19 (NIV) records:

7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.

8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.

9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.

11 By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

So the laws of the Lord are perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, pure, and sure.

Follow the study of these words in the verses above and you will find promise and blessing. To do otherwise leads to ruin.

Oh, how my heart aches and breaks for those who in pride and foolishness think that ways other than the laws of God will work. Satan so subtlety twists, confuses, distorts, misrepresents, makes false promises, and encourages doubt and disobedience of God's laws.

Now listen. We can't improve on God's Laws. They are sure, perfect, and trustworthy. They do not fail. They always lead to blessings. By them we are warned (Ps. 19: 11). Warning is a good thing. If there was a terrible pothole or sinkhole in your path, would you want someone to warn you? Obviously, yes. So God's Laws are a warning of ill results of living otherwise to their wisdom.

So here is my prayer:

May the words of my mouth and the
meditations of my heart,
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.

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