In this modern age, we have the rule of law, which we are governed by daily. Of course there are those who choose to break the law, ignore the law, and think themselves above the law. This does not change the fact that we are governed by law. We have those who make the law, those who enforce the law, those who practice law, and those who are being rehabilitated to follow the law. Yes, the law covers a lot of ground, you could say.
Here, in America, our laws are based largely upon moral and ethical law written by Moses, given by God. I have no specific verses which I want to reference, but you could start with the ten commandments found in Exodus, the twentieth chapter. The law of our land is the Constitution of the United States of America.
When we think about law, it is usually the details or a specific section, not the law as a whole, in which we direct our focus. The times we live in are much more about the letter of the law than the spirit in which it was written. The previous statement really begs for a teaching all its own, and I hope you choose to come back to it and meditate on it.
The reason I chose to write about the subject of law is because there are two points which I wanted to communicate. The first is, there is the law of God, and there is the law of man. Our law, the Constitution, is based on God’s law. Today, however, the law is being perverted, re-written, and misinterpreted to suit the needs of man, and not seeking the will of God. When you realize this, it becomes apparent why the anti-christ is referred to as the “man of lawlessness”. It is not because he does not have his own laws, it is because there is no regard for the laws of God.
The second point, or observation, I wanted to bring to light is; law is based on morals and ethics. If laws are being written, re-written, or misinterpreted from their original context, it is being done so from man’s perspective, not God’s. When you are no longer allowed to identify people by gender, when you are re-defining what marriage is, when you are limiting how and where a person can pray, you are creating law from someone else’s point of view, a man’s point of view. To say we are becoming a God-less country would be correct, instead we are becoming a country with gods.
Choose this day to be a servant to God and His ways. He that gave the law, has also given grace in and by Jesus Christ. Jesus is the more perfect covenant, and though He fulfilled the law, He by no means destroyed the law. We are still responsible for our actions, and I hope to encourage you to see what is happening and pray that spiritual eyes will be opened. We do not serve the law, but the Creator. The way that seems right to men leads to destruction, the way of God leads to eternal life. Look at the law and understand what is coming and from where it comes. Be not deceived, watch and pray. Man continues to give his law, but praise God, for He continues to give grace.