Monday, June 6, 2016

Laws! Laws! Laws!

“For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.”  1 Timothy 1:9-11 NLT.

We are a nation of laws. The average American has no way of knowing all the laws. We have laws for some pretty dumb things. One of my favorite sayings:

"Rules are made for stupid people!"

I know it seems obvious. Most people are smart enough to understand the logic of speed limits. Common sense dictates that it is unsafe for a car to speed at 100mph. You shouldn't have to tell someone to slow down in congested areas. It should make sense. Is it really necessary to tell people they should not steal, or kill? Our laws are not meant for the normal average person. Laws are meant for lawless rebellious people. 

God's laws should make sense to us. They are common sense. So much of the sadness and trouble in this world is caused by people violating those laws. The natural laws of this world can not just be violated without consequences. A man and a women are physically designed to be together and I would say they are also mentally designed to fit together also. I think it's as obvious as laws against stealing or killing. But many people are blinded by their own rebellion and sinful nature. They can not see the obvious. I am saddened by the blindness of this world. So what do we do? Pray. We need to pray and love the rebellious people of this world. We need to look beyond their rebelliousness, beyond their sinfulness and love them. We aren't to ignore them. We aren't to chastise them. We aren't to judge them. 

Dear Lord, thank you for your love when we don't deserve it. Let us love others like you love us. Lord I know you have designed us for great things and yet we fight that design. Please forgive us when we rebel against you. Forgive us when we think our ways are better than yours. I love you Lord. I am so honored by your mercy and grace. Be with me this day that I might do your will. Amen!

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