Tag Archives: laws

Following the Rules; January 30, 2022


2 Corinthians 8:21 For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men. Life always has its tensions. Though we are not of the world, … Continue reading

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Fundamental Laws; January 17, 2022


Romans 8:1-2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. This is a justly … Continue reading

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Lawlessness; January 8, 2021


2 Peter 3:13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. Today’s whole passage, from verse 8 through the end of the letter, seems spot-on to … Continue reading

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Lawlessness; December 28, 2019


Matthew 24:12-13 “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Where the NIV uses “wickedness,” the Japanese uses “lawlessness.” Read that way, this sounds … Continue reading

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Judges; July 15, 2019


2 Chronicles 19:7 “Now let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.” It strikes me that this chapter would make good reading for … Continue reading

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Loving Your Neighbor; June 25, 2019


Leviticus 19:18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.’” Jesus was spot-on when He said that this, along with the command to love God, … Continue reading

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The Foundation; June 23, 2019


Exodus 20:20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” The 10 Commandments are rightly spoken of as … Continue reading

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Mercy; December 16, 2018


James 2:12-13 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! Christian living isn’t … Continue reading

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Ignorance; March 21, 2018


Hosea 4:6, 14 “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. A people without understanding will come to ruin!” I am reminded of a famous legal statement: “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” Breaking God’s moral laws has consequences, … Continue reading

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Legalism; March 2, 2018


Ezekiel 20:25 “I also gave them over to statutes that were not good and laws they could not live by.” This is an absolutely incredible verse to me. In verses 11, 13, and 21 God specifies that the person who … Continue reading

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