A while back I reviewed Forbidden Conversations and I just can’t seem to stop thinking about it. One of the things that is stuck in my head is the law. No, not the American law but the Law of Moses, to which it’s commonly referred.
It astounds me how offended people are by the law. What astounds me even more is how it’s taken at face value and out of context. Yes, if you lived in that community and committed certain crimes you were sentenced to death. End of discussion.
However, like now, there was a process. First, you were confronted by a peer and asked to change your lawlessness. Then you were addressed by a group of peers and given the chance to change. If you’d still not changed then you were punished as the law commended.
BUT – if you chose not to live by the law you could leave. The laws were meant for those that lived under their society. It seems that everyone forgets that part. It wasn’t “YOU MUST DO AS YOU’RE TOLD” it was “IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE LAWS”.
And more importantly, Jesus came and paid the price for our sins. It is now HIS judgement to make. He said that those without sin should throw the first stone & I can promise you I won’t be throwing anything – I haven’t the right.
It’s your call what you believe but, as I said, it’s truly been an enlightening experience for me to learn just how much I’ve learned about Him & His desires.
Just remember what I always try to keep in mind:
The Law is Superseded by LOVE!
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