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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Exodus 20:11

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

For further study -Exodus 20:1-26

The Ten Commandments have over the years been put in the storage closet gathering dust because we no longer even read through them ourselves, much less teach them to our children.

In fact, the government has even removed them from our public school classrooms and say it is against the "law of the land" to have our young children read these directives that are in essence a list of ten directives that express the "righteous will of God."

I am knowledgeable enough about the scriptures to realize that the "Ten Commandments" are the "law" that no one can keep, thus they are not the way to secure salvation. Do remember however, these are not "ten suggestions, but ten commandments."

The "law" is as a "mirror" that we can look into and see what we really are before God, we are sinners. We have broken and will continue to break at least one and maybe all of this, "His law".

This reality then lends to the fact that the "law" had a prophetic significance. When the Lord gave the "law" to Moses on Mt Sinai He knew that no one could keep the "law" thus He knew that the Son, Jesus Christ, would have to come to fulfill the "law" but also be the ultimate sacrifice that the "law" would require for our salvation.

But as I read through the "law" again, just now, I see a "prophetic aspect to the law" for the future. As you read the extended reading for today and think about the Kingdom to come, the government will be a theocracy with Jesus Christ on the throne as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Is that not what the "law" calls for in it's essence. Though we cannot keep the "law" today, thus our need for salvation in Jesus Christ. In the Kingdom to come, we will be in our glorified bodies and we will be perfect, the law will be written on our hearts, so that we can do each of it's articles in absolute detail.

Since I can't keep the "law" today, it is used to drive me to Jesus Christ for salvation. But in the Kingdom to come I will love to keep the "law" with my perfect body, soul and spirit.

PRAYER THOT: As I study Your "law" I see how unclean I am, Lord. Thank you for Your sacrifice for me to make me clean forever.