|Yahweh’s Law is holy, just and good. To break it is sin.|
|Romans 7:||12: “Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.”
|1 John 3:||4: “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”
|Obedience attracts divine blessing.|
|Deuteronomy 4:||40: “Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.”
|Deuteronomy 13:||4: “Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.”
|1 Chronicles 22:||12: “Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.”
|Psalm 1:||1: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.|
2: But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”
|Psalm 119:||1: “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.”
|Disobedience attracts divine punishment.|
|Leviticus 26:||15: “And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:|
16: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17: And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
18: And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.”
|Isaiah 5:||24: “Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”
|Ezekiel 18:||4: “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”
|Amos 2:||4: “Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments.”
|Ignorance of the law is no excuse.|
|Leviticus 5:||17: “And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.”
|Yahweh’s law is the main tool He uses to bring about a conversion.|
|Psalm 19:||7: “The law of the LORD is perfect, 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.”
|Yahweh’s law is eternal.|
|Psalm 111:||7: “The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.|
8: They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.”
|Matthew 5:||17: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.|
18: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20: For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
|Solomon taught obedience.|
|Ecclesiastes 12:||13: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
|Jesus taught obedience.|
|Matthew 19:||17: “And he (JESUS) said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”
|The apostles taught obedience.|
|1 Corinthians 7:||17: “But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.|
18: Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
19: Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.”
|The Last Day church will be obedient.|
|Revelation 12:||17: “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
|Revelation 14:||12: “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”|
In view of these sobering texts, and we could bombard the reader with scores more, let all Christians beware of dismissing the law of the Most High as though it were of little account. On the great Day of Judgment there is going to be much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth: and the main reason will be because millions had treated with impunity the law of the Almighty God! So do not let some well-meaning but completely mistaken church leader delude you into thinking that your are ‘above the law’ of the Almighty God!
|Hebrews 8:||10: “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.”|
In addition to this happy state, the Holy Spirit is imparted to the believer in order that he/she might live a life of obedience and holiness. In other words, sin (disobedience) is no longer allowed to have dominion over that believer, provided, of course, he/she wants to be obedient. Paul explains this in the following verses.
|Romans 6:||14: “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.|
15: What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.”
I repeat: Sin is disobedience. It is breaking Yahweh’s law. (1 John 3: 4) What Paul is asking here is: ‘Shall we sin (disobey God) because we are under His grace?’ His answer is ‘God forbid!’ A stronger term could hardly be used. In other words a believer under grace is not above the law! Any solicitor will confirm this fact that: No one is above the law. If anything, a believer - being under grace - is under greater obligation to obey the law of God than the person who knows nothing about sin and salvation.