Thursday, May 28, 2015

Promise in the law

“When I think of your ordinances from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.” Psalm 119:52

God’s law is a promise to us. God asks us to obey His law because He knows that this is the way that we will prosper and have a blessed life. For example, when my four-year-old daughter played in the front yard, the rule was to stay away from the road. The promise was that if she stayed away from the road, she could enjoy playing. If she went onto the road, I would remove her from the road and she would lose her chance to play outside.  In the bigger picture, the picture that I could see but she could not, if she would have been hit by a car,  her body could have been damaged or destroyed and she would never be able to play again. God's laws can also have immediate rewards for us as well as long range rewards that we may never see in this lifetime.  God is omnipotent, and He does know what is best for us.

The Psalmist reminds us that there is promise and grace in the law. God promises us that if we seek to do what is right in His eyes, He will pour peace and grace into our lives.