This morning in the Word of God I read what the Psalmist said about the Law of God and all that it does for people and societies. Then I started to think about America’s laws, or any nation’s laws for that matter, and what those laws do for us, or rather do TO us.
I began to meditate on the difference between man’s laws and God’s laws. God’s laws are much shorter in number than man’s. God’s laws are for all the nations and all the people in the world; so that when you travel from one nation to another – the laws are the same. God’s laws, if obeyed, free us to live the good life on earth we were meant to live as humans. God’s laws will enable all people who live by His laws to enjoy peace, and to prosper in every way.
Man-made laws that do not align with God’s laws only restrain, bind, limit, infuriate, rob, oppress and tyrannize – the people. God’s laws establish boundaries that protect people from enemies. Man-made laws leave people vulnerable to enemies. God’s laws work together for the good of society because they are followed by true justice served. Man-made laws are inconsistent and incompatible causing disorder and injustice.
America’s laws, before the ungodly politicians began adding their ungodly laws, were in line with God’s laws according to our ‘original’ Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. As the culture changed (becoming more immoral and against God) laws were added and added. America’s justice system used to work right, with truth condemning the guilty and protecting the innocent, that is before corrupt and ungodly judges were appointed in our land.
God’s laws for life have never changed, nor has God’s Law expanded in number. God does not change and neither does His Law for mankind change. God does not change His mind. I love that about our Father God!
“Open our eyes that we may see wonderful things in Your Law.” Psalm 119:18
“My soul is consumed for longing for Your laws at all times.” Psalm 119:20
“With my lips I recount all the laws that come from Your mouth.” Psalm 119:13
“I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.” Psalm 119:14
“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the Law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart – they follow His ways. You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying Your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all Your commands. I will praise You with an upright heart as I learn Your righteous laws. I will stay on the path of purity by living according to Your Word. I seek You with all my heart; do not let me stray from Your commands.” Psalm 119: 1-10
I choose to live by God’s Law when the law of the land opposes the law of God. “I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might now sin against You.” Psalm 119:11
Jesus our Savior and Lord showed us in His prayer to His Father what to expect one Day about God’s Law vs. Man’s laws. He prayed: “Thy Kingdom come – Thy will be done – on earth as it is in Heaven.” These are not empty words; this is REALITY.
Knowing what is to come – how should we be living now?