Friday, July 30, 2010

Preserving Life in You through Word

I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have
preserved my life.-- Psalm 119:93

Much like the rules parents have for young children -- don't
drink what's under the cabinet, don't play in the street, don't
walk out from behind parked cars... -- God's guidance is not to
restrict us, but to protect us. His commands, both positive and
prohibitive, are for our protection and perfection. By them we find
life and have it preserved. (The Old Testament Law had all sorts of
cleanliness laws that did not make any sense at all until thousands
of years after they were written when we began to understand
bacteria and viruses. All through these years, the Israelites were
preserved by God's command when they had no real understanding why
God had given the laws in the first place.)

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