Sunday, December 6, 2015

Broken Laws

 Deu 9:16  And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you. 
Deu 9:17  And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.
Deu 9:18  And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

The people were given ten commandments on the mount where Moses communed with the LORD. Is it possible to break laws if you do not know what they are? God knew that they were sinning and cut off from him. Even as Moses was on the mountain, the LORD saw them sinning and was angry with them. Moses saw their nakedness and the idol that they had made, so he cast the two stone tablets containing the laws on the ground, breaking them as the people were breaking the laws. Moses spent forty days and nights fasting in repentance and intercession for the people. The tablets and laws would be made again.
Deu 10:1  At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.
Deu 10:2  And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
Deu 10:3  And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
Deu 10:4  And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
The ten commandments were morally and physically broken, but they did not disappear. The laws of God remain for as long as there are sinners. They are not going away. The grace of God allows us to be forgiven through Jesus Christ, but grace is not a free pass to break the commands of God.
Rom 5:20  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Rom 5:21  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom 6:1  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Rom 6:2  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Rom 6:3  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Grace protecting us is like a kind parent, but even a kind parent may spank a child who disobeys. Learning the commands of God will help us to live in grace. In sin their is bondage and death. Jesus has given us freedom from sins penalty. To live in freedom we obey God out of a new redeemed heart, He then blesses us abundantly. Thank you Lord for saving me.

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