Tag Archives: laws

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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Solomon’s Pride; August 9, 2017


1 Chronicles 28:9 “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you … Continue reading

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July 23, 2016


Psalm 119:45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. This verse makes no sense to the natural mind. The natural mind does not connect going about in freedom/broadly/unrestrained with keeping, much less seeking out, … Continue reading

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March 5, 2014


Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Hear now, O Israel, the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, … Continue reading

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