How Binding is Law?

Calendar Wisdom for Monday: “Study the Bible to be wise; believe it to be safe; practice it to be holy. (Unknown author) Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies. (Ps. 119:97,98)” King David wrote that. I open news reports of our world and read of the demonstrations against sheltering. We are tired of the orders and tired of isolation. The “law” is becoming the bad guy. King David of Psalms delighted in meditating on law, believing it and practicing it. Even as an outlaw, he refused to kill “the kings anointed” to get to where he was destined to go. What was the difference? David trusted the God whom he believed held his life and gave “law”. As he studied, as his faith grew and as he practiced, his life grew from being a shepherd boy, a harpist to the king, the head of the king’s soldiers, an outcast and outlaw, to finally all the exploits as king in his later life. Life was not always easy, but he trusted God’s ways. Perhaps the question I need to ask myself as I start this week is whether I am focused on my comfort or trusting the God who directs my paths? Study, believe, and practice. A thought provoking formula to start another week of sheltering. May I focus on God’s eternal truth and not passing “orders” from fallible politicians.

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