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.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Study to Pass the Bar

(Psa 119:97 KJV)  MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

(Proverbs 29 also read)

We need to develop a “love” (157) affair with the “law” (8451) [torah].  Yes, I know what Paul had to say about the law but that was a warning about making the law about man-made efforts to earn our salvation.  Notice that this verse is not talking about the struggle to achieve an impossible standard.  That is not the attitude at all.  This is the response of the heart that Paul is talking about when we are controlled by the Spirit.  

We also need to make sure our minds are engaged.  One of the points we need to consider is to ask ourselves what parts of the Law are worthy of our love and meditation.  I don’t think it takes long to run through the long list of people that you are not to commit adultery with.  I don’t think it requires a detailed study of mixing fibers in our clothing.  I do think that we could spend a lot more time dwelling on the first commandment.

So?  Once you have been saved by grace it is time to engage your mind and develop your spiritual muscle by focusing on the Torah.  God speaks through His word and part of that is in the books of the Law. 

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