April Devotions

Nobody enjoys rules.  This isn’t a secret.  But there are rules everywhere we go that are developed for our safety.  The speed limit is not only to keep us safe but other drivers who may be injured as a result of our reckless driving. 

God has rules as well.  He isn’t some sort of cosmic killjoy who is out to ruin our fun.  We might not understand some of the rules as they were intended but God had our best interests in mind as He developed them.

God gave Moses ten rules by which to live.  Jesus consolidated these rules down into two.  The Pharisees had hundreds of laws that governed everyday life.  No matter how it was divided though, no one could live by the law 100% of the time.

Aside from protecting us, the point of the law was to show us our need for a Savior.  We can’t follow the law and hence we sin.  The Old Testament sacrifices were offered as an atonement for sin but they simply covered over sin.

Jesus is our once and for all sacrifice because we couldn’t follow the law.  His death on the cross washed away our sins completely, not just covered them up.  This month we will look at some of the laws that we struggle to keep as well as God’s solution to the problem.

  1. No Other Gods
  2. No Idols
  3. Don’t Misuse God’s Name
  4. Remember the Sabbath
  5. Honor Your Father & Mother
  6. Don’t Murder
  7. Don’t Commit Adultery
  8. Don’t Steal
  9. Don’t Lie
  10. Don’t Covet
  11. The Law Reveals Sin
  12. All Have Broken the Law
  13. Pray for Understanding of the Law
  14. Pray for the Power to Keep the Law
  15. The Law Requires Perfection
  16. The Law is Holy, Righteous, & Good
  17. Obedience of the Heart
  18. Jesus Fulfilled the Law
  19. The Law is Absolute and Ongoing
  20. No Justification by the Law
  21. The Law Brings Wrath
  22. Obedience is Love
  23. Law on Our Hearts
  24. Free from Bondage
  25. Free from the Curse
  26. Jesus Abolished the Law
  27. Believers are Dead to the Law
  28. Christians Live by the Law
  29. Love is Law
  30. The Final Word

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