An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Glory of the Law

(Pro 6:23 KJV) For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

One of the attitudes I have been noticing as I read the last few days is a love of the law.  A lot of different words are used but the idea is consistent.  This makes me ponder just what the law includes.  Somehow I don’t think Solomon was getting excited about the regulation to not cook veal in the milk of the mother cow.  I am not sure he was excited about all the little regulations that the rabbis had come up with.

I think he was responding to the holiness of God that is a part of so much of the law.  This high standard of morality and conduct was attractive to many people who were not willing to submit to circumcision or the kosher requirements.  In the New Testament Paul refers to a group of people that hung around the synagogues and were drawn toward the God of Israel.  They were ready made converts when grace moved them beyond legalism.

So?  Don’t discard the commandments of God because you are under grace.  Keep in mind that Jesus said He came to fulfill the law not do away with it.  Keep in mind that the core of the law is love of God and neighbors.  Have a good day of worship.

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