Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Three Laws

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.” – Psalms 19:7-11

Adam Clarke talks about there being three laws which God has given man to teach us of His ways.

The first is the law of nature, which the beginning of Psalms 19 talks about.  It’s the faithfulness of the rising sun, and the darkness of night.  It’s the endurance of the light of the sun, which never ceases to shine.

The second law was the law given to Moses, which further teaches us of God’s character, His will toward us, and how we should react to God and our fellow man.

But the third law is the law of Grace through Jesus Christ.  It isn’t written in the heavens.  It isn’t written on stone.  It’s written on our hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit living within us.  It’s the law based on His love, a love so great that we desire nothing more than to be pleasing to Him.  The more we learn of Him, the more we are transformed into His likeness. 

This is the law that the above passage speaks about, and in following that law, written within our hearts by His Spirit, we are rewarded with greater blessings day by day.

We all feel blessed, knowing we have more than we deserve.  But if we could only see God’s treasure box set aside for us we would realize we haven’t even cleaned out a corner of that box yet.  His love for us is great, sweeter than honey, and His blessings to be desire more than gold.

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