Please remember to pray for God's power and His people during our Mission Conference, November 6-10. Thank you so much!
Proverbs 6:20 and 23, "My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:" "For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life."
I sense that society has a negative view of commandments, laws, and reproofs. We view them as being restrictive, inhibiting, and robbers of fun. Yet throughout the Proverbs we hear a repetitive theme to listen to the words of wisdom that are brought forth via our parents, and also the Word of God.
Do you possess a biblical view of commandments, laws, and reproofs? Steve Currington, founder of Reformers
Unanimous, states, "When you step over a boundary, you are exchanging boundaries for bondage." Commandments, laws, and reproofs are the way by which we learn the right paths of life. We can choose the wrong path, but it will lead you to bondage. Freedom is found in learning, listening, and obeying. James speaks of the "perfect law of liberty" in James 1:25, "But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not aforgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall beblessed in his deed." Do you not find it interesting that God speaks of His Word as "the perfect law of liberty."
Learn the truth: "the commandment is a lamp."
Learn the truth: "the law is light."
Learn the truth: "reproofs of instruction are the way of life."
Psalm 119:105, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Do not make the foolish mistake of exchanging commandments, laws, and reproofs for bondage.