The Law is Good
Psalms 119:174 - I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
As a child we all had a very negative attitude towards any law. We never wanted anybody to dictate to us any terms and conditions; we always wanted to be free. Free to do any thing we wished, as we wished and when we wished. The law was like chains tying us down from being free.
In the start of creation God did not have any law. It was only after the fall of the Lucifer and his angels that the law came into being.
2 And the earth (Hebrew 'erets' Strong <0776> which also means nations) was without form ( Hebrew 'tohuw' Strong <08414> which means confusion), and void ( Hebrew 'bohuw' Strong <0922> which means emptiness);
Since the anarchy among the host of the heavens was leading to no productivity, therefore the law came into effect for man. The law of God is a set of guide lines not to limit us or to keep us in the fence but a set of guidelines to direct us towards growth and productivity. Because the psalmist understood this therefore he wrote 'thy law is my delight', for he knew that keeping in the law would lead to great rewards, the greatest being the Lord's salvation.
To keep the law in the Old Testament (before Jesus Christ) was impossible, but via Jesus after the Lord (Holy Spirit) came into us we are able to keep the law not by our strength but by His grace.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are a merciful God. At every moment You always give us an chance to come back to You. I thank You for the many windows of escape You have made available in my life. Help me to notice them at the time of testing or when under temptation. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen
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