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Out with the “Old” and in with the “New”?
It is amazing to me that people say they are trading the “Old Testament” in for the “New Testament“ because we are now “under grace” and “we don’t have to follow the Old Testament laws any more”.
For one thing, God’s grace has had an overwhelming presence with man since the beginning of time. Grace was present in abundance beginning with Adam, Noah, Abraham, and all the rest.
Noah found grace in the eyes of Yahweh.
Plus, while Jewish tradition indicates that there are 613 “laws” in the “Old Testament”, depending upon how one were to count, there are over 1150 matching and similar “laws” in the “New Testament”! Just for the record; I have personally never counted the “Old Testament” laws but I believe if one were to do so they would find that the number is somewhere closer to the number of New Testament laws than the number that Jewish tradition reflects.
It is very burdensome to constantly have new laws added to the books that you can’t keep up with yet are forced to comply with. For example, in regards to United States Federal law, no one even knows how many there are let alone what they are.
Unlike secular law, all of God’s instructions are for our benefit: For that reason, I am ever-so-thankful that we have them.
While some of man’s laws are intended to keep people safe, many are simply intended to control the population for the betterment of the state.
God’s laws never change
I am also thankful that God has never changed and never will.
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the Word of our God stands forever.
There is even a stern warning given to anyone who would consider tampering with God’s laws:
Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it. Deuteronomy 12:32 (See also Rev. 22:18)
I am so thankful that I can count on God to never change the rules in the middle of the game. Aren’t you?
Thank The Lord for being faithful and true today.
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