Joshua 1:8 – Immutable Law

Joshua 1:8
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

-How many of you have broken the speed limit today?  Even a little.  Every day we are given the opportunity to defy the laws of the land.  Ultimately, the decision we make will depend on the level of respect we have for the law coupled with the fear of those who enforce those laws.  Now consider the natural laws such as gravity.  You can defy these laws as well (take a trip up in a plane, open the door and step out).  But you will quickly learn that while you can defy natural law, that doesn’t mean you should try and if things don’t end catastrophically bad for you, it’s only because the Lord showed you mercy.  God exercised His authority as Creator when he established natural law.  God used that same authority when He created the commandments in the Bible.  It’s best to think of God’s commandments more like the laws of physics as opposed to the laws of the land.  Sure, you can defy His commands, but that doesn’t mean you should try and if things don’t end catastrophically bad for you, it’s only because the Lord showed you mercy.

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2 thoughts on “Joshua 1:8 – Immutable Law

  1. I thought this was very well written. If you think about it, God didn’t just set laws to be a ruler. God made laws because he loves us. If you look in the Old Testament, a lot of the laws that were given were for the best interest of Israel. They weren’t allowed to eat certain food because they weren’t clean, it wasn’t safe to eat. All of Proverbs is like a guide of common sense. How great of a God we have to set boundaries for us, with our best interest at heart. How great of a God we have, knowing that we couldn’t follow the law all the time, that he sent His son to take our place a die a sinners death. Wow. Thanks for the great post!

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