Thursday, August 7, 2008

God's Law is Freedom

I read this today and think it is very provocative. See what you think.

Part of our problem in America is that we are a generation of self-indulgent spoiled brats. We want everything easy and even our churches have conformed to modern thinking. We don't want any law and have convinced ourselves that even God, in this age of grace, has abandoned law. Nothing could be further from the truth. God's law still stands (Mat 5:17-19).

The plain truth, is we have rebelled from God's laws, all one thousand pages of them (depending on the print size of your Bible), or which actually number between six and eight hundred laws, including the religious laws fulfilled by Christ. In their place we have substituted millions and millions of pages of federal codes and statutes and federal, State and local regulations. Our taxation laws, alone, are more than a hundred times the length of the Scriptures-and we say we are the land of the free!!

Isaiah warned that when we leave the laws of God, our bureaucrats and lawmakers will overwhelm us with rule upon rule, law upon law, until we return to the ways of the Lord or become destroyed for our arrogance (Isa 28).

Who's laws are the greatest burden anyway, God's or mans'? Consider the regulations set against our business, our property, our family inheritance, our travel, our wages, our associations, the administration of our churches, the things we say. . .

Consider that God said to honor Him and do not take His name in vain, make no idols, remember the Sabbath, honor our parents, do not murder, steal, lie, covet or commit adultery (Exo 20:3-17). Which of the two is the law that gives freedom?

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke [law or obligation] upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. [Mat 11:28-30] Only God's law gives freedom (Jam 1:25; 2:12).

- D Isaacson

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