Understanding The Kingdom
Psalm 19:7-11 NKJV
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, [a]converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the [b]honeycomb.11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
Every civil society has laws by which people live by. Where there are no laws, expect chaos, lawlessness and disorder. In fact, where there are no laws, the people can never be free.
The kingdom of God has laws that we should live by. For many people, even believers, the word laws invoke a negative feeling. This is because many of us have a negative perception about laws, thinking they are unpleasant and inconveniencing demands that restrict our freedom and limit our options. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that laws free us to pursue unlimited options within a safe environment where we can live in peace and security.
The word of God, the Bible contains the laws of his kingdom as long as we operate within the laws and boundaries the king has set for us then we are free to enjoy all the benefits he has laid out for the citizens of the kingdom.
I once heard someone say that you cannot break set laws, instead, the laws break you. I think the only way to break a law is to engage a higher law than the one you seek to break. For example, the only way to break the law of gravity is to engage a higher law, the law of aerodynamics.
If that be the case, then think about the laws of God, who is the most high. There are no higher laws a relates to mankind that the laws of God contained in his word. No wonder Jesus said that man cannot live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Jesus summed it up for us when he said this;
37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
What is your general attitude towards laws?
From our key scripture, what are some benefits of the laws of God?
As New Testament believers, are we exempt from keeping the laws of the kingdom?
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