Laying Down the Law

“But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully” – 1 Timothy 1:8


Our laws in the United States were originally based off of biblical principles. Somehow through the years, we’ve twisted those laws in order to agree with whatever we wanted to do at the time. Our Creator endowed us with certain unalienable rights, but those rights have been changed for some people as the majority saw fit.


If you try really hard, you can make the Bible say whatever you want. Just like a hammer, it’s a great tool when used correctly, but if used otherwise you risk killing someone or yourself. I hear people say that God made us free, so we must be able to do whatever we want, whenever we want, and with whomever we want. Sorry, but life doesn’t work like that and neither does God.


Jesus, our Lord and Savior, came to set the captives free; captives that were enslaved by sin. Everyone has a master that they serve and while sin might be fun for a time, you become shackled to it like a prisoner. Pretty soon, you feed that evil habit more times than not. You can try to convince yourself that it’s Ok and that “everybody’s doing it” or that sin is acceptable in today’s society, but sin is sin and wrong is wrong. You are not free to sin, no matter what society says or how you interpret the Bible.


You are free. Not free to do whatever you’d like, but free to do the right thing. And while our society applauds these so called free people for taking a stand for such things as gay marriage and abortion, they are not right and not how God created us to live. Im not just harping on those two things since in reality they are parts to a larger, more eternal problem. In short, we all sin and I’m not going to look down upon anyone for doing a different sin than what I do. That being said, I’m also not going to justify my sins by saying that it’s acceptable in today’s world or especially that our country has made a law for it. If I agree with you that your sin is acceptable, then I’m not helping you, I’m only confirming you in that sin.


Good is not a relative thing. There’s right and wrong and the two don’t mix. No matter what your thought or agenda is, if it doesn’t keep with God’s moral law, it’s wrong and you shouldn’t do it. We all make some bad choices sometimes and that’s why we need the saving grace of Jesus, but Jesus also wants us to repent and turn away from that sin. If you love someone, you want the best for them. Jesus loves you, but if you sin, you are denying His best for your life. So please, turn away from your sin and follow Jesus and the example He set for us before it’s too late for you, our country, and our world.


You can’t break God’s moral law, you will only end up breaking yourself first.


God’s blessings to you.